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Saturday, May 8, 2010

{caramel shortbread bars}


A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in the doctor's office, and ended up waiting for some time. I found myself thumbing through quite a few magazines, and stumbled across a recipe that I could not wait to try. I pulled out the notebook and pen from my purse, and hastily scratched down the recipe. Unfortunately, I did not document the name of the magazine, so if anyone knows, please let me know so I can give them credit!

This afternoon I had a chance to try them, and holy moly, they are fantastic! If you are a caramel lover, these bars are for you. The crumbly goodness of the shortbread crust, combined with the rich chewiness of the caramel = DIVINE.

CARAMEL SHORTBREAD BARS

Crust:
10 T. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg yolk
1 2/3 c. flour

Mix ingredients well, then press into a 9x9 pan that has been layered with foil or parchment paper and goes over the edges of the pan about an inch. Prick with a fork, then freeze for 5 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely.

Caramel:
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. sugar
6 T. Karo syrup
1 tsp. salt
2 T. heavy cream

Add all ingredients to a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Pour over the cooled crust, then refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.



ENJOY!


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14 Comments:

Blogger Yvonne said...

Those look yummy. May have to make them for tomorrow ; )

Happy Mother's Day, Kierste.

May 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Laura PARING DOWN said...

I have got to stop looking at sweet yummy photos when I am hungry. I have got to stop looking at sweet yummy photos when I am hungry. I have got...

Happy Saturday!
Laura

May 8, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Those look so yummy! I'm excited to try them!:) I love that the recipe is pretty simple and asks for a lot of things that you usually have in the house.:)

May 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Kiersti, those bars look yummy! Thanks for sharing! Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Harmony said...

yum!!! Tomorrow is mothers day so it's ok for me to eat these right?!!? I think so! :D I am SO making these-

May 9, 2010 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Amanda G said...

So glad that I clicked the link from Little Green Bean. These look divine and have now been added to my recipe links.
amanda @ myramblings.ca

May 9, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Those look so dangerous! Definitely going to file this recipe in my favorites to try! :) I'm a new follower just stopping by!

May 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger {All Thingz Related} said...

OMG those look TO DIE FOR!
~Bridgette

May 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Vintage Creations said...

I love your idea and i have even used several to make and give as gifts! :) You are amazing crafty women! :)

Come check out th4e giveaway over at my blog! :)

www.vintagecreationsinc.blogspot.com

Happy blogging! :)
Heather

May 10, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Swimmingmom said...

Mmmm, my mouth just dropped when I opened this page. Looks yummy!!!

May 10, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

My mouth is watering ... I think I'm making those today!

May 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

I was checking out some of your recipes on here, and I saw these Caramel Shortbread bars. They look so delicous! I just pinned them onto Pinterest. Will definitely have to try them!

January 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Tarah said...

Made these for the second time today...they are amazing! The shortbread recipe is the best I've had and the caramel....well, it is incredible!

February 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Tarah said...

Made these for the second time today...they are amazing! The shortbread recipe is the best I've had and the caramel....well, it is incredible!

February 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

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