Modern Bakers are in now in cookies, bars and biscotti section of the cookbook!
I did okay for my first attempt at these bars but I think I can do better. Sometimes you need to do a recipe once to learn the slight nuances of it. Okay, I'll give you that usually those nuanced recipes are more complicated than a simple bar- like meringue or candy.
The bars could have used about 5 more minutes of baking. The caramel was light and creamy and the crust very buttery. These bars were really quite delicious. I would have preferred the caramel flavor to be a bit stronger but others loved them as they were. Please remember to line the pan with foil. I forgot and had a bit of a time getting them out of the pan.