Caramel Espresso Bars from my friend Liz

coffee desserts

My friend Liz is a wonderful cook! As well as a book lover.  For years we’ve shared recipes and book titles:)

Her espresso chocolate caramel bars made me swoon! There are three easy components: a graham crust, a layer of luscious homemade caramel and topped with espresso spiked chocolate ganache.

Rolo Cheesecake – So Good, So Easy

caramel cheese cake recipe

I made this this past weekend for out of town guests and it was a BIG hit! *BIG*.  The recipe (and beautiful picture) comes from Hugs & Cookies XOXO.  Danielle is a fabulous baker and has a knack for the ‘right’ combinations.  That being said, you can use her recipe as a base and add the chopped candies of your choice! (Rolos are small so they don’t need to be chopped).

The only departure I make from the recipe below is that I always make a chocolate ganache glaze using heavy cream and chocolate.  I bring one cup of heavy cream to a boil, add 1 (12 oz.) bag of chocolate chips and take off heat.  Let sit 5 minutes then stir to combine until smooth.

BE SURE TO bring the cheesecake to room temperature before serving or else the Rolos are too hard to chew.  You’ll be safe if you take it out of the fridge an hour before you serve.