Buttery Dulce de Leche Bars

Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread and dulce de leche bars are such a simple dessert to make, but the result is a rich, impressive treat.
By Gina Kleinworth

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The light buttery flavor of the shortbread combined with the richness of the dulce de leche is heaven – absolute heaven.

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Shortbread is so easy to make. It takes just a couple of ingredients and you are in business.

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Buttery Dulce de Leche Bars
 
Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread and dulce de leche bars are such a simple dessert to make, but the result is a rich, impressive treat.
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Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 2 sticks butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup Dulce de Leche
  • ¼ cup any flavor or color candy melts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Spray 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray- set aside
  3. Combine sugars, butter & vanilla in mixer & beat until combined
  4. Stir in egg
  5. Add flour - beat until well combined
  6. Press ¾ of the dough into prepared baking dish.
  7. Place remaining dough in refrigerator until it's time to use it
  8. Bake 20 minutes - remove & allow to cool about 15 minutes
  9. Spread dulce de leche over the top in thin layer
  10. Drop remaining dough in clumps on top of the dulce de leche - do not spread out or press down.
  11. Return to oven & bake 25-30 minutes
  12. Remove from oven & place on wire rack in pan.
  13. Melt candy melts in small bowl for approx 1 minute to melt - stirring after 30 seconds
  14. Take a fork & dip in melted chocolate & drizzle over the shortbread bars
  15. Allow to cool completely before serving.

 

Gina Kleinworth

Gina is the author & photographer behind Kleinworth & Co. She is a homeschooling mom to 3 and devoted wife with a passion for all things creative. Gina lives in Northern Idaho but is a So Cal native & spent 12 years living in various parts of the Nevada desert. Kleinworth & Co is a creative blog where Gina shares recipes, gift ideas, crafts, simple & cost effective ways to decorate your home, creative & fun projects for the kids & photography tips. Come visit to learn, share & get inspired on a budget.

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