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Chocolate Caramel Bars

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Chocolate Caramel Bars

Tara Omidvar

Tara Omidvar

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Chocolate Caramel Bars

Method

Crust 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the bowl. With a pastry cutter, mix everything until crumbly.

  • Step 3

    Press the mixture firmly to bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until it's slightly puffed and dry (there is no need to get it to a golden brown colour).

  • Step 5

    Let it cool down and prepare the caramel.

Caramel 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Add butter, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup in a large saucepan.

  • Step 2

    On medium heat, bring everything to a boil and whisk constantly until butter is melted and everything is combined well together.

  • Step 3

    Once mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Continue whisking constantly until mixture turns a rich caramel colour and has thickened.

  • Step 4

    Remove from the heat and add vanilla extract and salt.

  • Step 5

    Pour over the baked shortbread evenly.

  • Step 6

    Allow it to come to room temperature and then transfer it to the fridge for 3 hours.

  • Step 7

    After 3 hours, check if its set completely and cut them into 18, 1x4.5 inch bars. You can also cut them into squares or any other shapes that you want.

  • Step 8

    Put them back into the fridge and prepare the chocolate.

Chocolate 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir it with a spoon and check if everything is melted. If not, put it back and microwave for another 30 seconds.

  • Step 2

    Repeat this process until fully melted and well combined (it probably takes around 1:30 to 2 minutes).

  • Step 3

    Take the bars out of the fridge and place them on a cooling rack.

  • Step 4

    Drop bars into the chocolate one by one and with the help of two spoons, take them out and place them on the cooling rack to set.

  • Step 5

    You can sprinkle some flaky salt on top if you desire.

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Toronto Recipes

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Chocolate Bars

Caramel Bars

Chocolate Caramel Bars

Moderate

Chocolate Caramel Bars

Tara Omidvar

Tara Omidvar

Instagram
Chocolate Caramel Bars

Yields:

Serves 18

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Inactive Time:

3 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 25 mins

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Caramel

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (300 mL)

  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Layer

  • 2 cups high-quality dark chocolate bar (cut into small pieces)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Flaky salt (Optional)

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Method

Crust 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the bowl. With a pastry cutter, mix everything until crumbly.

  • Step 3

    Press the mixture firmly to bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until it's slightly puffed and dry (there is no need to get it to a golden brown colour).

  • Step 5

    Let it cool down and prepare the caramel.

Caramel 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Add butter, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup in a large saucepan.

  • Step 2

    On medium heat, bring everything to a boil and whisk constantly until butter is melted and everything is combined well together.

  • Step 3

    Once mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Continue whisking constantly until mixture turns a rich caramel colour and has thickened.

  • Step 4

    Remove from the heat and add vanilla extract and salt.

  • Step 5

    Pour over the baked shortbread evenly.

  • Step 6

    Allow it to come to room temperature and then transfer it to the fridge for 3 hours.

  • Step 7

    After 3 hours, check if its set completely and cut them into 18, 1x4.5 inch bars. You can also cut them into squares or any other shapes that you want.

  • Step 8

    Put them back into the fridge and prepare the chocolate.

Chocolate 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir it with a spoon and check if everything is melted. If not, put it back and microwave for another 30 seconds.

  • Step 2

    Repeat this process until fully melted and well combined (it probably takes around 1:30 to 2 minutes).

  • Step 3

    Take the bars out of the fridge and place them on a cooling rack.

  • Step 4

    Drop bars into the chocolate one by one and with the help of two spoons, take them out and place them on the cooling rack to set.

  • Step 5

    You can sprinkle some flaky salt on top if you desire.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Bake At Home

Chocolate Bars

Caramel Bars

Chocolate Caramel Bars