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Chocolate caramel bars on napkins spread out on a table.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

The flavor of a Twix bar for the refined adult tastebuds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 536kcal


For the shortbread:

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

For the caramel:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

For the chocolate topping:


  • To make the shortbread, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and flour until crumbly.
  • Press into a 9x9 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • To make the caramel, add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk to a medium sauce pan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir vigorously for 3 minutes.
  • Pour caramel over the (warm or cool) shortbread.
  • For the topping, sprinkle the fleur de sel over the caramel.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and return to the oven for 1 minute.
  • Spread the chocolate chips with an offset spatula or swirl with a knife for a marble effect.
  • Cool completely and cut into small squares.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.2mg