As if celebrating the fact that it's the weekend isn't enough, this coming Saturday happens to be National Chocolate Caramel day, which gives you perfect license to indulge in all sorts of delicious things: Snickers, Twix and Mars bars; caramel and fudge-swirled ice cream and sundaes; chocolate caramels; caramel-filled chocolate bars; and my ultimate cookie favorite, the millionaire's bar. Here are five of our very favorite chocolate/caramel recipes for this week, next week and every week that follows.
This tart starts with a super buttery thin shell and it's filled with a tender honey-laced caramel that's made with heavy cream. You can top it with a drizzle of dark chocolate, or a mix of dark and milk chocolates, or you can double the chocolate and coat the entire thing in a thick layer of whatever chocolate you prefer. This tart is delicious when it's just made, but it keeps remarkably well in the fridge for 4 or 5 days, if you can keep it around for that long. If you eat it cold, it definitely takes on a candy-like quality—which is a very good thing in my book.