Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars

Who doesn’t like shortbread and caramel?  I will eat caramel on just about anything. These bars a a little piece of caramel heaven.

Crust Ingredients:

1 lb SALTed butter (room temp)

1 c sugar

1   1/2 c powdered sugar

2 T vanilla

4 c flour

Filling Ingredients:

14 oz. caramel candies (or homemade caramel)

1/3 c milk

1/2 t vanilla

1 T coarse sea salt

Crust:

  • In large owl combine butter and sugars until creamy. Add vanilla and mix. Slowly add flour until combined.
  • Spray 9×13 pan
  • Press about 1/3 of crust mix into pan evenly and bake at 325 for 20 minutes
  • Place remaining dough in refridgerator to chill
  • Place unwrapped caramels in microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute
  • Continue heating in 30 second intervals  until smooth
  • When crust is finished cooking pour caramel over crust
  • Sprinkle coarse sea salt over caramel
  • Sprinkle remaining chilled dough over salted caramel
  • Replace pan to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown

These bars are delicious, really really delicious!!!  Enjoy!

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