Salted Caramel Butter Bars

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December 1, 2020

A salted caramel butter bar on a plate.I love everything caramel. This one looked rich, just like a cookie bar should be.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 to 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 18


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 14 oz soft caramel candies
  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • sea salt
Ingredients for Salted Caramel Butter Bars


  1. Cream softened butter and sugars until well combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add in flour, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  2. Making the crust for the bars.
  3. Press one third of dough evenly onto bottom of greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Put remaining 2/3 dough in a plastic bag and chill in fridge. Bake in 325 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until edges are pale golden brown. Let cool about 15 minutes on wire rack.
  4. A pan with a crust mixture in the bottom.

  5. While crust is baking, make caramel filling. Place caramels in a glass microwave safe bowl. Add milk or cream. Microwave on high for 1 minute or longer if necessary. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Add vanilla and stir again.
  6. Adding the caramel and milk to a bowl.
  7. Pour caramel filling over baked crust. Sprinkle sea salt on caramel layer.
  8. The salted caramel butter bars in a pan.
  9. Remove chilled dough from fridge. Crumble evenly over the caramel filling. Return to bake in oven until filling is bubbly and the topping is firm, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
  10. A pan of Salted Caramel Butter Bars

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December 4, 20200 found this helpful

Is the dough supposed to be really crumbly? I made a pan of these and it seemed like the dough needed just a little moisture.

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December 5, 20200 found this helpful

Mine was crumbly too. I was thinking maybe a little more butter, a tablespoon or two may help keep it together.

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