Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

Happy Saturday everyone! Is it really Saturday? I'm not complaining, but it was a busy week and I am glad it is over. My hubbie went back to work this week, my kids go back to school next week, soccer starts next weekend...the fun is just beginning! But i'm still finding time to sneak in some baking. Because a girl has to keep her sanity in check, right??


Today's recipe is Chocolate Caramel Shortbread. I found it on My Baking Addiction, another one of my bookmarked baking blogs. I made these for a friend of mine who just injured her ankle running. We were both training for a half marathon in October, but she got hurt. And was not happy about it. I was hoping these would bring a smile to her face!


The caramel in the middle is not your typical caramel. No candy thermometer required, just a microwave and some patience. It has a very light flavor that adds a bit of chewiness between buttery shortbread and yummy chocolate. My husband loved these!


I have a teeny confession to make...I save all those plastic clamshell containers from the store. And from work, when I get my lunch from the cafeteria to-go. My husband hates it because I have a whole closet full of plastic clamshell containers. But they are perfect for giving away treats and goodies. All they need is a little bit of dressing up!


I covered the top with some cardstock (because I could not get the sticker off) and added a homeade bow. Cute, huh??!!


And i'm happy to report, my friend loved them and so did her family. So I consider that a success!


Have a fabulous Saturday everyone!!! I am headed for the kitchen to bake cinnamon rolls with my daughter. She requested it, so we will bake it. Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

theelfqueen said...

Oh my goodness!!! That looks AMAZING!

Monique said...

Those look Yummy. My mouth is watering.. And what great idea for packaging better to use them twice than to throw away. That bow is so cute.. Will put on my list of things to do for Christmas...Thanks for the inspiration Mara!!

Rebecca said...

Holy cow, those look AMAZING!!! Chocolate and caramel AND shortbread. It sounds like a high end twix bar ;) And the gift box looks fabulous! Enjoy your last weekend before school!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

YUMMY Mara! BOTH the treats & bow! Great way to top off some scrumptious goodies :) TFS

Joni Kix said...

Oh... what a bummer about the ankle! I hope it isn't serious!
I'm sure your goodies cheered her right up!

mustangkayla said...

Those look absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Can I move in next door and be your new best friend? :-) Adorable container for them too! My husband rolls his eyes at me saving containers too. BUT, he has learned, I have found him leaving certain ones by the sink. haha!

IamDerby said...

I think I may have to make these! I love your presentation.

BethieJ said...

Mara YUM!!!! and that bow is FABULOUS!! (I so gotta try both! HA!)
What time can we come over for the cinnamon rolls?!! :)
Hope your weekend is FABULOUS!

Gloria said...

These look amazing!!! I could go for one for my breakfast right about now with with a tall glass of milk. We miss you on SMS. Hope to see you there again soon.

Christine said...

I just found your blog. You are too cute! I never thought of keeping the clamshell continers and dressing them up... now I will! Thanks for the idea!

Cecelia said...

Oh My...these look super yummy! That is a great recycle idea for those containers! I may have to keep a couple because I do TONS of baking during the holidays and that idea is great. Better than me buying containers to put the goodies in. Thanks so much for sharing;0)

~~Mia~~ said...

i love you mara, but i think when you always post these amazing recipes that you actually may be the devil. just sayin'...

Sue said...

These look decadent, rich and delicious!