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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars
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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Delicious and festive shortbread bars with creamy chocolate and soft chewy caramel! Perfect for your upcoming event!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 stick of butter and cream together until smooth. Add flour and mix. Stir in milk. Mixture will resemble crumbs. Press into the pre-lined pan and bake 20 minutes until golden. Remove and allow to cool .
  • In a medium sauce pan melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter with 1/2 cup sugar. Add corn syrup and condensed milk. Bring to a boil and then decrease to simmer 6-8 minutes or until mixture achieves golden brown color, stirring constantly. (*For lower altitudes, simmer time may need to be reduced 2-3 minutes, watch carefully for coloring!) Pour caramel onto cooled shortbread. Allow to sit at room temperature 1-2 hours or until caramel has cooled and set.
  • Melt milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Repeat in a separate bowl with white chocolate chips. Pour milk chocolate over caramel and spread evenly with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. Drizzle white chocolate over milk chocolate and swirl with spatula or spoon. Allow chocolate to cool completely before cutting into bars and serving. Store in airtight container.