Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

 

You might have heard these bars called by a few different names: Millionaire Bars, Millionaire’s Shortbread, Copycat Twix Bars. Whatever you call them (I’m leaning towards sticky fingers chocolate bars myself), you won’t be able to stop after one. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and salty and will satisfy your sweet tooth craving in a big way.

Instead of making our own shortbread for this recipe, we’ve taken a shortcut and used our favorite shortbread rounds by Walkers. You know the ones. They have a distinctive taste and simply melt in your mouth . In a word they are butteriffic.
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

This recipe takes a little patience, read a lot of wait time before you’ll be able to sink your teeth into one (or two). Don’t try to get ahead of yourself and rush the layers or you’ll end up with a delicious mess vs. slice-able bars. Layer one starts out by crushing your Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Rounds. I’ve used my blender to make quick work of crushing up the rounds.

I may or may not have snacked on one while the blender was going. Quality control and all. We’ll mix the crushed rounds with a little more butter and to create our shortbread layer.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

While your shortbread layer is in the oven baking, it’s time to work on creating the second layer. Ooey gooey creamy caramel. As with all caramels you don’t want to check your email, send out a tweet or brush your hair while it’s bubbling away. If you do, you’ll end up with an epic mess and who needs an extra mess to clean up?

Definitely not me. Once it’s achieved the color that is synonymous with it’s name it’s time to pour it over the shortbread layer. Now that you’ve done that, feel free to put in a load of laundry or whatever else might have been on your to do list while it sets up.
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars
Last but certainly not least is the chocolate layer. Once you have that deep dark melted perfection made and poured over the creamy caramel it’s time to walk away, it’s hard oh so hard but necessary.

Set it and forget it basically. Once the timer dings all that’s left to do is slice it into squares, grab a glass of milk and watch them disappear.

Baci!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

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Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

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Ingredients

  • 12 - Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Rounds - crushed
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter - divided
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • fleur de sel

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place crushed shortbread and 2 tablespoons melted butter into bottom of baking sheet. Mix to combine. Using a spoon press down to form layer. Bake for approximately 10 minutes OR until golden. Set aside.
  4. WHILE shortbread crust is baking, into a large heavy bottom pan add: sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, vanilla, salt and syrup. Stir constantly over medium - high heat until mixture thickens and becomes a dark caramel color.
  5. Pour caramel over shortbread. Lightly sprinkle with salt. Set aside to cool.
  6. Place chocolate and remaining tablespoon of butter into microwave safe dish. Melt in 30 seconds increments until chocolate is smooth. Pour chocolate over set caramel layer. Set aside to cool. Lightly sprinkle with fleur de sel.
  7. When dish is room temperature, transfer to refrigerator for a minimum of one hour to set.
  8. Cut bars into 2" squares and store in an airtight container.

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15 Comments

  1. 1

    OMG these look amazing!!! I want one now!!!!

  2. 2

    This sounds delicious…a great combo

  3. 3

    I am certain that I wouldn’t be able to eat just one of these. From the shortbread crust to the caramel, these look downright fantastic.

  4. 4

    These shortbread bars look so decadent! I couldn’t eat just one!

  5. 5

    oh man. you are killing me!!! These look incredible!

  6. 6

    oh hell yeah! I could get myself in trouble w/ a pan full of these.

  7. 7

    Three layers of amazing!You’ve got all the wow factors here: cookie, gooey and chocolatey!!

  8. 8

    There are just no words to describe how badly I want to sink my teeth into these!

  9. 9

    I’ve never heard of Walkers shortbread, but i love me some shortbread – so I’ll be on the look-out. These sound over the top amazing!

  10. 10

    we’re having a potluck at work soon and I’ve been debating back and forth about what to bring. I want to stun and wow. So yeah, making these. Absolutely.

  11. 11

    Oh my these look so so so delicious – would love to get my fingers on a couple of those

  12. 12

    Hello beautiful. I’ll take you over a real twix bar any day, especially with Walkers as the crust!

  13. 13

    Shortbread is my favorite kind of cookie. These bars look amazing, and well worth the patience it takes to make them.

  14. 14

    Gimme gimme gimme. I don’t care what you call these as long as you share them. I just want to sink my teeth into on or ten of these. They look amazing.

  15. 15

    I need these right now, the whole batch all for myself!

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