Friday, July 15, 2011

Caramel Shortbread Bars

Just a couple things to say about these bars SO DELICIOUS!! I had to make myself quit eating them. I totally could of eaten the whole pan.  The kids said these bars reminded them of a Twix Candy Bar.  They take a little time, but oh so worth it!!
Caramel Shortbread Bars
Shortbread layer:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Caramel layer
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Topping:
1 cup chocolate chips ( I used milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to  350 degrees.  In a bowl mix together the softened butter, sugar and vanilla. (I used a fork for mixing).  Stir in the flour until well mixed. Press batter into a 9 inch square pan (I used an 8 x 11 rectangle pan). Bake 20-25 minutes, until the edges are light brown.  Let cool.
For the caramel layer: Melt 1/2 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup, and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Pour over the cooled shortbread.  Let cool.
Once the caramel layer has cooled melt the chocolate chips in a microwave until smooth. Pour over the caramel layer and put in the freezer or fridge for about 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
 Cut into squares and enjoy!!

Beware: They are ADDICTING!!

9 comments:

  1. Oh boy do I believe that! Caramel AND shortbread in one recipe? Sounds like a Friday evening treat for sure!

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  2. Twix are my favorite candy bar...I love the cookie crust with the caramel! Your bars are a MUST try :)

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  3. oh my - these look wonderful!! They remind me of millionaire's shortbread... yum.

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  4. Oh, wow! I love Twix. These look so yummy!

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  5. oh yummy!!! i can't wait to try these out!!! especially if they resemble twix.....

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  6. They look delicious. I'm going to have to try them-- when the weather is cooler. Too hot here to put the oven on!

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  7. Holy moly! These ook delicious!!! I so wish I had some of these right now! Can't wait until I can make these. We're in Chicago right now so it'll have to wait until next week. I hope I can wait! =o)

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  8. I've made these before and they are delicious! They reminded me of a twix too. :)

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  9. These look way dangerous! I'm sure I could eat the whole pan as well!

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