Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars are the grown up model of a HOMEMADE TWIX, and I can move on file pronouncing they’re infinity occasions higher than the shop purchased sweet bar. A buttery shortbread base is layered with a creamy, wealthy caramel, all crowned with milk chocolate and a few flaked sea salt for just right measure!
There are only a few taste combos in the market that BELONG in combination. After all you’ve gotten peanut butter and chocolate…honey and bbq…cinnamon and apple…chocolate and mint…AND AND AND…
However I’m right here to mention that caramel and shortbread is holy grail standing. I made my mark on the net a few years in the past with my Salted Caramel Butter Bars. They’re an OG Cookies and Cups recipe, and feature been made around the internets via so such a lot of of you. Everybody love them, as everybody must. They’re freaking superb.
Which brings me to lately’s recipe. It’s person who I’ve meant to make (and percentage) right here for a very long time. I’m positive there are lots of variations of this recipe in the market at the google, however that is the recipe I make and love, and because we’re buddies, I believe you’ll adore it too.
Those Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars (aka Do-it-yourself Twix) are the easiest parts of each and every layer/taste. The crust is has the precise correct quantity of crunch, the caramel is creamy and comfortable, with out oozing all over the place, and smartly, milk chocolate crowned with flaked sea salt is a profitable combo.
The crust may also be baked forward of time…or now not. It’s all about versatility right here. The caramel is good and buttery, and the addition of sweetened condensed milk makes it the easiest texture.
And prefer I stated…milk chocolate…
Unfold that stunning chocolate everywhere the highest and move forward and sprinkle on some flaked sea salt to make the entirety higher.
Let them arrange utterly….you’ll relax them or let this occur at room temperature. Completely as much as you…like I stated, versatility.
Be ready to be BLOWN AWAY with how scrumptious those are.
You’ll be able to reduce them into small items for a bite-sized deal with or into bars like a Twix!
HOMEMADE TWIX BARS! Shortbread crust, crowned with buttery caramel and crowned with milk chocolate! Ridiculously just right!!
- 11 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
- 1/four cup granulated sugar
- 1/four teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/four cups flour
- half cup salted butter
- half cup mild brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons mild corn syrup
- half cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 third cups milk chocolate
- not obligatory – flaked sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a nine×nine baking dish with foil and coat with nonstick spray. Put aside.
- Within the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter, sugar, and salt in combination on medium velocity for 1 minute. Upload within the flour and blend on low velocity till simply mixed. Press the dough calmly into the ground of the ready pan and bake for 15-20, or till frivolously golden on the edges.
- Take away from oven and put aside.
- In a medium saucepan mix the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk. Convey aggregate to a boil and proceed to boil for five mins, stirring regularly. Take away from warmth and the usage of a picket spoon, stir vigorously for three mins to chill and aerate.
- Pour the caramel over the (cooled or heat) crust and unfold calmly to the sides. Cool utterly.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, soften the chocolate in 30 2nd increments, stirring in between, till utterly melted and clean. Pour the chocolate on most sensible and unfold calmly to the sides the usage of an offset spatula. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if desired.
- Permit the chocolate to set utterly after which reduce into squares.
Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as three days.