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Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

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straight on view of the caramel chocolate shortbread bars stacked on their sides
COOK TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
35 mins
SERVINGS
10-15 bars

These Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars are a perfect mix of sweet, salty, buttery, gooey, chewy and crunchy. All the best stuff in 3 little layers.

I’ve been really into shortbread lately. It’s the easiest dessert to make. So why not make an easy and delicious dessert even better. Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars. Also, the most literal name for a dessert because there is no cute name to describe these.

One layer of shortbread, one layer creamy caramel and one layer milk chocolate sprinkled with sea salt. It’s the best of all the good stuff in life and it’s EASY! Leah helped me make these and she cheered for me when I poured in the flour. I love this girl. 

How to make the Shortbread layer?

The shortbread layer of the Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars is probably the hardest of the three layers. Get ready, it’s 4 ingredients. Whoa. Butter, sugar, salt and flour are all you need to make an incredible shortbread. You press the dough into a pan and bake. You have the first layer of the Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars. 

Time for the Caramel Layer...

The caramel layer of the Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars is done on the stove. Also just 4 ingredients. Butter, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup. Simmer for about 4 minutes and done. Once the shortbread is cooled slightly, pour your caramel all over. You have completed the caramel layer of the Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars. 

Last but not least...Chocolate

What would a Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bar be without the Chocolate layer. So, go ahead and pour some chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is nice and smooth. Pour the chocolate right on over the caramel layer, spread out evenly. After that, sprinkle (generously) some sea salt all over the top while the chocolate is still a bit melty. 

Now, let it sit and cool and set up. Okay, I lied. Letting it cool completely might be the hardest part. 

Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think!

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straight on view of the caramel chocolate shortbread bars stacked on their sides

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Layers of Buttery Shortbread, sweet Caramel and melty salty chocolate make up these easy and delicious Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars.

straight on view of the caramel chocolate shortbread bars stacked on their sides

Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook time: 20 mins  |  Total: 35 mins

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Ingredients

Shortbread Layer

11 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup flour

Caramel Layer

1/2 cup Butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup condensed milk

2 Tablespoons corn syrup

Chocolate Layer

2 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips

Sea Salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a mixer, mix the butter, sugar and salt on medium high for about 2 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl, then add flour and mix on medium for about a minute until combined.
  3. Press mixture into the 8×8 pan and spread out until even. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. For the caramel layer, in a medium size saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup on medium heat. Bring to a simmer for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, then stir constantly for 3 minutes. Pour over shortbread layer and set aside.
  5. While the caramel layer is cooling, melt the milk chocolate in a microwave safe dish in 30 second increments until melted and smooth. Pour over caramel layer and spread out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle sea salt all over the chocolate layer.
  7. Allow to cool and set completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.

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8 Responses

  1. My families new favorite dessert! So easy and delicious! I just stumbled on your site and it’s now my top choice for new recipes!
    Thank you so much!!!






  2. These are just tremendous!!! It is almost exactly like eating a Twix candy bar. They cut into pieces nicely too. This is a new family favorite for sure!






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