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Crème Brûlée Cookie Bars

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Crème Brûlée Cookie Bars
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Crème brûlée walks into a bar—a COOKIE bar. (See what we did there?) Don’t worry, this easy at-home riff on everyone’s favorite restaurant dessert is so good, it more than makes up for that lame joke.

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup butter, melted
1
egg

Custard Layer

5
egg yolks, room temperature
2
eggs, room temperature
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2 1/2
cups heavy whipping cream
1
tablespoon vanilla
Additional 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for topping

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. (Do not use glass; it cannot withstand the heat from the kitchen torch and may break.)
  • 2 In large bowl, stir sugar cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake about 10 minutes or until just set. Transfer to cooling rack to cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat egg yolks, eggs and 1/2 cup sugar with whisk until thick. Beat in whipping cream and vanilla. Pour over cookie base in pan.
  • 4 Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until custard layer is just set. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour; cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 5 Just before serving, sprinkle top of custard layer evenly with 1/3 cup sugar. Holding kitchen torch 3 to 4 inches from custard, caramelize sugar on custard by heating with torch about 2 minutes, moving flame continuously over sugar in circular motion. The sugar is partially melted at this point. Keep moving flame continuously over sugar in circular motion until sugar is melted and light golden brown. Let stand at room temperature about 1 minute or until caramelized sugar hardens before cutting into bars. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Bars are best served immediately after caramelizing sugar on top.

For clean edges, cut bars with a clean, very sharp knife.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
107.5
(
Calories from Fat
130
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
(
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
54.8mg
18%
Sodium
14.4mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7.9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
7.4g
)
Protein
1.2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0.10%
0%
Calcium
1.30%
1%
Iron
0.90%
1%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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