These incredibly sweet treats have a similar taste to the popular Twix Chocolate Bars. Made with Dulce de Leche, a shortbread crust and a topping consisting of semi-sweet chocolate, cream, butter and a little corn syrup these are only for fans of the super sweet.
You know I am a fan of all things buttery and sweet but truth be told I found these just a little too sweet for me. Give them a whirl and see what you think. Let me know if these make your favourites list!
Dulce de Leche Bars
You will need a mixer, a 13 x 9-inch baking pan lined with foil (have the foil overhang for easy removal from the pan) and sprayed with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350F.
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 jar PC Dulce de Leche (450 grams)
3/4 cup whipping cream
6 tbsp butter
2 tbsp light corn syrup
12 ounces, chopped, semi-sweet chocolate or mix of semi-sweet and bittersweet
3/4 tsp vanilla
For the crust, in a large bowl beat the butter and sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in flour. Cover and let the dough chill until easy to handle roughly 30 minutes.
Press the chilled dough onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool pan on a wire rack.
Spread the jar of Dulce de Leche over the crust.
In a medium saucepan bring cream, butter and corn syrup just to boiling over a medium heat. Remove from heat and add in the semisweet chocolate and 3/4 tsp vanilla. Let sit for a few minutes and then stir until smooth. Cool for about 10 minutes and spread the chocolate mixture over the top of the bars.
Cover and chill until set about 1-2 hours.
Once chilled remove bars using foil overhang and slice into bars. You will get approximately 48 small squares out of this. Keep chilled for best results.