Salted caramel is everywhere you look these days. From bakeries to coffee shops -- seems like everyone is joining the fun. And now, so are we!
Even though salted caramel is not entirely new, I'm still head over heels for a perfect salted-caramel recipe, especially if it's something different and fun.
These Salted-Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars
fit the bill and pretty much made me fall in love with salted caramel all over again.
Let's start with the shortbread crust is absolutely delicious with its buttery goodness and melt-in-your-mouth cookie texture. Just mix it up and press it in the pan. Bake it and let 'er cool down.
Next is the perfect gooey caramel center. It's not too sweet, but compliments the other ingredients.
Finally, the fudgy top layer… it's rich and dark and has the perfect snap to it when you bite into the bar. A pinch of salt on top is just the right partner for the chocolate.
Cut them into squares and serve 'em up.
These bars are a yummy way to serve up a quick treat for guests that they can grab right off the platter. Just be careful you don't eat them all before the party!
Cut 'em into cute patterns using cookie cutters if you want to fit a theme of a party. Think hearts, shapes or even animals for a kids' party.Sugar and Charm shares her love for entertaining, baking and design on her own blog, sugarandcharm. Check her Tablespoon member profile for great new recipes!