Right away, the name of these bars should have caught your attention. Anything salted, involving chocolate OR caramel is something I want to dive right into. And I knew these bars were going to be great, but I didn't know they were going to be so great that I couldn't even take pictures because I was so busy stuffing one after the other in my mouth. True story.
This recipe comes to you today from Dorie Greenspan's new book Dorie's Cookies, which comes out in October. Dorie has teamed up with OXO this year, one of my favorite brands, for their annual blogger campaign in support of Cookies for Kids Cancer. For this blog post and every other blog post dedicated to the campaign, OXO will donate $100 to Cookies for Kids Cancer.
I love participating in their campaign every year because it's for such a great cause, PLUS who doesn't love new OXO products? I would honestly buy their entire warehouse if I could. To whip up these bars, OXO sent me their illuminating hand mixer which I am head over heels about. Not only does it light up as the name indicates, but the steadily increasing levels ensure that your ingredients aren't splashing everywhere. Also, it has a flat base which allows me to set it down in between adding ingredients, and a clip to attach the beaters to the mixer for an upright storage.
They also sent me 2 and 3 quart glass baking pans that come with lids, which I know for sure I will make use of. Almost everything I bake or cook ends up in a pan. The lids are an awesome protective feature and what I especially love is that the glass can withstand extreme temperature changes.