Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Shortbread

This gourmet treat is sure to please. Be sure to have copies of the recipe on hand when your guests ask for it!

  • Total Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Makes 24 squares

Rating: 4 Stars

Ingredients

1/4 cup60 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/4 cup60 mLGranulated Sugar
1/2 tsp2.5 mLVanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups375 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 pinch1 pinchSalt
1 1/2 cups375 mLDulce de Leche or very firm caramel sauce
8 oz225 gsemi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp15 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter
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Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF (180ºc)
  2. Using an electronic mixer beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir flour into the butter mixture until dough just comes together. With lightly floured hands, press dough evenly onto the bottom of a greased or parchment lined 9 x 9 (2.5 L) pan and bake for 20 minutes or until pale gold in color. Remove from oven and cool completely. Gently warm Dulce de Leche or caramel in the microwave until is spreadable but not hot. Spread evenly over the shortbread base.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and Gay Lea butter. Melt on high gently for 1 minute. Stir chocolate/butter mixture until smooth. Pour chocolate evenly over Dulce/caramel and leave to set.
  4. Cut shortbread into 1 1/2" (3.725 cm) squares using a sharp knife.
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Ingredients

1/4 cup60 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/4 cup60 mLGranulated Sugar
1/2 tsp2.5 mLVanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups375 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 pinch1 pinchSalt
1 1/2 cups375 mLDulce de Leche or very firm caramel sauce
8 oz225 gsemi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp15 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter
Add to Shopping List

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