Salted Caramel Bars!

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Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby Untaimed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:30 am

I wanted to share one of my favorite treats with you guys, one that is pretty easy to make & absolutely always a hit (when I share... ;) ) The flakiness of the shortbread totally balances out the heavy salted caramel on top for the perfect sweet treat! All I can really say about these is that they are absolutely...
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Ingredients
Shortbread Crust
10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk, whisked
1 2/3 cups AP flour

Caramel Topping
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
12 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tsp sea salt
4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Sea salt flakes

Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees & line a 9-by-9-inch pan with parchment paper or foil (make sure the edges of the parchment/foil hang over the sides so that you can remove the bars easier).
*In a large bowl combine the butter, sugar & salt with a fork. Once combined add the yolk & combine. Add the flour & using your hands, mix the dough until its nice & flaky.
*Transfer the dough into the parchment/foil lined pan & press down with your hands (or you can use the bottom of the measuring cup).
*Refrigerate this for 25-30 minutes. Once it's chilled, bake for approx. 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Once baked, remove & set aside to cool (I put the pan on top of a wire rack to cool a bit faster).
*Meanwhile, in a pot combine the caramel topping ingredients; butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, sugar & cream.
*Bring to a boil & make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Stir for about 5-10 minutes until its thick and bubbly. If you have a candy thermometer the caramel should be around 230 degrees. (I don't have a candy thermometer so my trick is that once it boils, I stir for exactly 5 mins & then remove from the heat- otherwise the caramel ends up impossible to eat- less than 5 mins it's too gooey & doesn't set quite right, more than 5 mins & it's just too hard to chew. My stove totally sucks, so this could vary depending on your stove)
*Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract & pour it all on top of the shortbread.
*Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then sprinkle with the sea salt & serve!

Stored in the fridge they should keep for at least a week- they've never lasted any longer than that here, so they may last longer- though I'm sure we'll never find out ::facepalm::


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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby Bryrose » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:37 pm

These sound absolutely divine! I love salted caramel so definitely going to give it a go!

Thanks for sharing!!


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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby Untaimed » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:01 pm

They really are delicious & really easy to make :thumbup: .
Some little tips that may help as well-
~If you don't want to make your own caramel (though it's very easy to make it yourself!) you can use caramel squares from the candy section in almost any store, they're usually individually wrapped & they do include the directions for melting them down. With that said I will add that when I attempted to use them my 1st time making these bars, the caramel ended up being to hard to eat comfortably, gnawing through the bar took quite a bit of work & they just didn't taste as good.
~The easiest way to slice them is to run your knife under hot water between each slice, not only will it slice smoothly through the caramel, it will also keep you from having sloppy/ragged cuts so they'll look as great as they taste!

This is what's left of my last batch (well minus 1.... ;) )
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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby Bryrose » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:06 pm

Thanks for the tips!

Yours look so Yummy! Can't wait to try my hand at it!


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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby LilyJadeSphynx » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:33 am

Absolutely love caramel...will try these.


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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby YellowStarBee » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:59 am

::bump::
I have gotta try these. Wish that I had known about
these before the holidays.
Wow and thanks for the sharing of this recipe
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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby darksidemoon » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:16 am

Super salty caramely yum!!! *stomach growls* :hungry:


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Re: Salted Caramel Bars!

Postby Huffette » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:34 am

Yummy


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