I’m super excited to share this recipe with you guys today because not only is it freaking amazing in all its gooey glory; it’s also special because we’re celebrating someone who’s as sweet as a peach and deserves an entire pan of these bars!
Can ya guess who? She’s got a cookbook out called Seriously Delish…
Eek yes! It’s Jess’ virtual baby shower! From all the participants in this virtual baby shower, you can just tell how loved Jess is in this community. She’s one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and I won’t lie, I was totally star-struck when I met her a few years ago at a blogging conference. She sat at the same table with me and I was kind of speechless. I think we talked about Pittsburgh and her upcoming Michigan trip because she was heading there right after the conference.
I love reading her blog on the daily..filling my mornings with laughter and wishing I could just reach through the screen to eat whatever masterpiece she’s created.
The greatest masterpiece is set to arrive in a few weeks and I seriously cannot be more thrilled for her and husband! She’s going to make such a wonderful mother. Can you imagine the amazing food this child of hers is going to have?! I’m slightly jealous.
I loved the theme of this baby shower. We were to think of the most trashed up recipe we could think of. If you know anything about Jess, glitter, sprinkles, and trashing up food is her life motto and I seriously love her for that. She definitely is up for anything!
These salted caramel, dark chocolate, and brown butter shortbread bars are actually really easy to make. It’s just three simple layers full of seriously awesome gooey goodness. I was inspired to make these on my flight to London of all places. Virgin Atlantic gave us these chocolate caramel bars as part of our dessert and it was like a light bulb that went off in my head and how I wanted to recreate it.
Jess = salted caramel, brown butter, + sprinkles.
Hope you love these, Jess!! So happy for you and Eddie!! xoxo
Be sure to check out everyone else’s recipe below!!!
Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
For the shortbread crust
- ¼ cup brown butter , (or if you don't care for brown butter you can just use regular butter)
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
For the caramel layer
- 1 cup salted caramel sauce
For the chocolate layer
- 10 ounces dark chocolate chips, melted
- Your favorite type of sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper with a 1-inch overhang on either side. Lightly grease the bottom and sides. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together brown butter (or regular melted butter), flour, and granulated sugar.
- Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Make sure it's an even layer. Using a fork, prick the dough all over, about 5-6 times. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes. To quicken the process, you can pop it in the fridge.
- After the shortbread layer has cooled, pour the salted caramel sauce on top and spread it evenly across the shortbread layer with an offset spatula. Let caramel cool for 30-45 minutes.
- After the caramel has set and is cooled, pour melted chocolate on top of the caramel layer. Use a generous amount of your favorite sprinkles and sprinkle it all over the top of the chocolate.
- Place the pan in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or until all the layers are just set.
- Let bars come to room temperature then cut into squares with a sharp knife.
- **These are ooey gooey messy bars so no need for perfection**
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