Salted Caramel Butter Bars are greatest combination of salted caramel, the richness of the butter that makes the Streusel crumbs melt in your mouth, and the sweetness of the shortbread crust makes these bars delicious and easy to being to you next pot luck or dinner.
Quick and Easy Salted Caramel Butter Bars
I think I have found my new favorite recipe. I brought these scrumptious Salted Caramel Butter Bars to work and they disappeared quickly.
l love to get lost in the kitchen at the end of the day and sometimes my husband will find me in there late at night trying something new. Late at night I am alone baking.
But there’s something special about baking with someone you love. Kids love to be included and baking together makes great opportunities to talk and share moments in life.
A New Family Favorite
Everyone has their special treats or recipes that are hits with their family and friends. I have added these Salted Caramel Butter Bars to that list of favorites. I like the crumbs on top because they remind me of streusel topping. My favorite Apple pies have a streusel topping, and I have streusel in my Raspberry coffee cake.
Tips to Making Salted Caramel Butter Bars
It is easy to put these bars together if you prepare your ingredients and measure them out ahead of time. Helps to reduce mistakes…Hmm did I add one cup of flour or two?
Use both kinds of sugar, the granulated sugar and confectioners together work differently in the recipe and they make an awesome crust and streusel topping.
Press your bars firmly into your pan so it makes a definite layer for the next step, in which you add the caramel after you bake the crust. This way the caramel will not disappear into your crust making it soggy.
Place the rest of your batter in the fridge while you bake the crust. This will help them crumble when you go to place them on top for the finished bake.
Streusel reminds me of my mother because she always put it on top of her pies. It reminds me of time spent with her in the kitchen and watching how she moved around cooking and baking. She was totally at home in the kitchen, and it was like watching a beautifully choreographed dance where she never missed a step.
My Mother really knew how to make food taste awesome and I loved the time we spent in the kitchen sharing stories and talking about life. I loved watching her face when she brought out dessert after we finished our dinner meal. There was a sense of giving and love there as if what she had made was a thank you to our family for the love we shared.
Try making this awesome Salted Caramel Sauce to include in this recipe Salted Caramel Sauce
I know Mom would have loved these.
Make these soon with someone you love, to make a memory together and while you are at it, share about the blessings of life.
Share these with someone as well and make new memories in the kitchen
Now isn’t that easy and delicious!
Salted Caramel Butter Bars
- 2 cups butter
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 12 ounces of salted Caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Line in a 9 x 13" baking pan with aluminum foil.
- Set the pan aside
- Attach paddle attachment to kitchen mixer
- Combined the butter, and both sugars and mixed together until creamed well making sure to scrape down the sides as you go
- Add the vanilla and mix well
- Add flour and mix together until all is well combined for about one minute until it forms a ball. The dough should not be sticky or crumbly
- Place about 1/2 the dough into the bottom of your pan and press to form what will become your crust. If you do not press down the crust the caramel will disappear into it and not form a layer of caramel
- Place baking pan in oven and bake for 25 minutes
- While crust bakes place your batter in the refrigerator to stay cold
- After 20 minutes remove your pan from the oven and pour your Caramel on top evenly keeping it away from the edges as much as possible
- Remove your cooled batter from the refrigerator and crumble the rest of the batter on top of the Caramel. This will form your top layer
- Place your pan back in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until it is golden brown. You may see the caramel bubbling a little and that is ok
- Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool
- Let cool completely before slicing
My name is Mary. Here at The Recipe Patch you will find a garden full of recipes to make life easy and delicious. I hope you find a new recipe to share with your friends and family. There is something for every occasion…. Let’s get to work… or play!