Monday, December 8, 2014

Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars

Ok first off make sure you have a candy thermometer!!! 
These looked really good so I jumped right in.
You have to make the crust first I make mine like a cake not a bar... you can do what you want. 

Shortbread Crust makes a delicious addition to so many desserts. Made of three ingredients, this simple shortbread crust is easy works for pies, cheesecakes, tarts, and so many other desserts.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
    2. Mix together butter, flour, and confectioner’s sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan, a pie plate, tart pan, or other pan for your baking.
    3. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before filling.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars make a great addition to any dessert buffet.

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Serves: 12
  • 1 recipe shortbread crust
  • Salted Caramel Layer
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Shortbread Crust
  2. Preheat oven to 325º F.
  3. Make shortbread crust according to directions. Set aside to cool as you prepare the caramel.
  4. Salted Caramel Layer
  5. To prepare the caramel, mix all ingredients through half and half in a heavy bottomed, 3-4 quart saucepan.
  6. Cook over low to medium heat until the caramel has reached a warm golden brown color and has reached the 250º F on a candy thermometer, or the hard ball stage.
  7. Remove from the heat, add vanilla extract, and beat until creamy with a wooden spoon.
  8. Pour onto prepared shortbread crust and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Cover with plastic and place into the refrigerator for 1-3 hours to overnight to allow caramel to firm.
  9. Store in the refrigerator to keep the caramel firm, recommended.
  10. Remove from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before ready to serve.
Prep time does not include time for chilling salted caramel shortbread bars in the refrigerator for caramel to firm before serving!

So now I am waiting to see how they are. I posted these so you could make these now if you wanted!! 


I hope you try and enjoy!! I am E.J Babcock I hope you have a great day/night!!! 

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