Salted caramel is all the rage these days so when I saw this recipe for butter bars, I knew I had to try it. These are SO good. I took them to a party last week and I came home with just a few but had some tucked away at home that "conveniently" didn't fit on my platter. ;-) My friend who hosted the party asked me to bring her some extra the next day and of course, I did! Keep in mind, that if you're not a salted caramel fan, you can use regular caramel but there's just something about that sweet/salty combo that appeals to me! Give these a try soon!
Salted Caramel Butter Bars
4 sticks (yes, 4) butter ~ room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons ~ divided use
1 11-ounce jar salted caramel sauce (I used Smucker's)
Sprinkling of sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla and sugars.
Add the 4 cups of flour one cup at a time until well combined.
Press half of the dough into the bottom of the foil lined pan.
Bake crust for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the caramel sauce and the 2 tablespoons of flour. Mix well.
Pour caramel sauce over the baked crust.
Crumble the remaining dough over the caramel, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and return to the oven.
Bake an additional 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely before cutting.
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