White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Bars: Fudgy white chocolate bars loaded with caramel chocolate chips and then topped with a coffee frosting is just what your middle of the week needs.
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I have realized that I am never going to remember science now that I am out of school.
You would think that by the time I was quizzing our third child that some of this science would have stuck. I mean this is the third time I have gone over the same material. But nope, all that cell and plant information has still not stayed in my brain.
We had a good laugh the other night when I was trying to quiz my youngest son for his science test. Now don’t get me wrong, as soon as I read the information again it all came back to me. Let’s just say if he had been quizzing me, I would have been in trouble.
I blame it on sugar overload. I mean how can science stuff stay put when I am thinking about things like these Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownies? There is no available space for that kind of information in my brain. Every brain cell is completely filled with dessert and dinner ideas.
How can one even think about insects and plants and cross pollination when there are delicious white chocolate bars sitting in the other room?
It definitely takes some strong will power to resist these bars. My husband took one bite and declared them AMAZING.
He also may have called them sugar bombs, but I’m going to stick with the “amazing” review.
These bars start with a stick of butter and a bag of white chocolate chips that get melted down together. Now don’t expect it to look all creamy and delicious. It really just looks like butter in a pan once it melts. Add some brown sugar, eggs, and flour to make it into a white chocolate batter.
Recently I found the Nestlé Tollhouse filled chocolate chips. Of course caramel is like my kryptonite, so I had to try those first. They are so good, but before I could eat the entire bag I dumped them into the white chocolate batter.
Now I could have stopped right there, but lately I am all about my bars having frosting. This time all I could think about was a coffee frosting. As soon as the bars were cool enough, I topped them with an easy coffee frosting. If you can’t find the coffee extract, go ahead and mix 1 teaspoon hot water with 1 teaspoon instant coffee.
It’s a very good thing that we made a meal for a family in our church. I really wanted to hide in the closet with these fudgy bars, but finally decided that my living cells…aka my thighs…really did not need the whole pan. A plate full of these yummy bars left my house before I could change my mind.
Although now I’m wishing I had a few of these because white chocolate, caramel, and coffee in one bar is just plain crazy. Crazy awesome that is!
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For the Bars
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 - 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Nestle caramel filled chocolate chips
For the Coffee Frosting
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon coffee extract
- 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°
- For the bars, melt the butter and white chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until melted. The mixture will look very buttery. Whisk in the brown sugar and vanilla.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light in color. Add a little bit of the hot mixture to the eggs and stir again. Repeat a few times until all the hot butter mixture has been added.
- Add the flour and salt and beat again. Stir in the caramel chocolate chips by hand.
- Spread the mixture in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove and let cool completely.
- For the frosting, beat the butter, coffee extract, and whipping cream until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until creamy again.
- Spread over the cooled bars. Cut into 24 bars. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
*If you cannot find the coffee extract, use 1 teaspoon hot water with 1 teaspoon instant coffee.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
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*I was provided product and coupons for this post from Challenge Butter, no other compensation was given. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.