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    Salted Chocolate-Caramel Bars Recipe from Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan This is the kind of cookie that makes you think you should stop everything, throw over your regular life and open a fancy pastry shop just so you can have a legit excuse to bake — and eat — these every day. The base is a simple chocolate shortbread, one with just enough sugar and salt to make it delicious but not obtrusive. It’s a cookie that knows that its place is to give the voluptuous star, the caramel, a foundation on which to flaunt its assets, among them its characteristic smooth, slow-melting texture; its deep flavor, which blends burnt sugar, dark chocolate and a hint of salt; and its looks, all sleek sophistication even while it’s enticing you to grab it like a greedy kid. The bars are topped with toasted pecans, there for flavor and to add a bit of crunch to the lithesome caramel.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour 136 grams
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 21 grams
    • 1 tablespoons stick unsalted butter cut into chunks, at room temperature, 8 ; 4 ounces; 113 grams
    • 1/3 cup sugar 67 grams
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 cup sugar 200 grams
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream at room temperature (or slightly warmed in a microwave), 120 ml
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 3 pieces and very soft, 1 ounce; 28 grams
    • 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or a good-size pinch of fine sea salt
    • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped, 57 grams
    • cup About 1/2 pecans toasted and coarsely chopped, 60 grams

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 21
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 147 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 13.64%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.93%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 11 mg 3.61%
    • Sodium: 28 mg 1.18%
    • Calcium: 7 mg 0.67%
    • Potassium: 28 mg 0.8%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.18%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.69%
    • Vitamin C 0.06%
    • Vitamin D 0.9%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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