This festive fall bar is a good choice for bake sales. For packing the bars, use clean, sturdy gift boxes. Decorate the boxes and line them with brightly-colored tissue paper and waxed paper. Or, place the bars on colorful paper plates and slip them in plastic storage bags and seal or tie with ribbon.
The microwave comes in handy for melting the chocolate and caramels in this recipe. To melt the chocolate, place it in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir, then microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until it's completely melted and smooth. To melt the caramels, place the caramels and water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 25 seconds; stir, then microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds. Stir the caramel until it's completely smooth.