{caramel shortbread bars}

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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 9×9 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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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

11 thoughts on “{caramel shortbread bars}

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

    Happy Mother's Day, Kierste.

  2. 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

  3. 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.:)

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

  5. 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

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

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