Salted Caramel Bars

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by gailanng

Flaky shortbread topped with creamy caramel. What's Gaby Cooking Blogsite's spin on a Ladies Home Journal recipe. I love that she doubled the caramel layer. Chill time not included.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9-by-9-inch pan with parchment paper with the edges of the parchment hanging over the sides. This will make removing the bars easier.
  2. For the crust: In a large bowl combine the melted butter, sugar and salt with a fork. Add the yolk and combine with the fork. Add the flour, combining the dough until flaky. Transfer the dough into the parchment lined pan; pressing mixture evenly over the bottom. Refrigerate this for 30 minutes. Once chilled, bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned; remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. For the caramel: Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine the topping ingredients; butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, making sure the sugar is dissolved. Stir for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture is thick and bubbly. The caramel should reach 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and pour on top of the shortbread.
  4. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Then sprinkle with the sea salt flakes and serve.

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