Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars
Delicious and festive shortbread bars with creamy chocolate and soft chewy caramel! Perfect for your upcoming event!
- 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
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.