Caramel Butter Bars. A buttery shortbread bar cookie, chocolate and caramel. The crumble topping with slivered almonds covers the decadent filling.
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Chocolate Caramel Butter Bars

Adapted from American Heritage Cooking
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate bar recipe, chocolate caramel bar recipe, chocolate caramel butter bar recipe
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • Crust and Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup caramel sauce (See Note 1)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • pinch sea salt flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 9x13” baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine butter and sugars, mix until creamy and add the vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour to the butter mixture on low speed until a soft dough forms.
  • Using your hands press 1/3 of the dough into the prepared baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are a pale golden brown.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of partially baked crust. Pour caramel sauce over chocolate chips, then sea salt flakes. Crumble the remaining dough and slivered almonds over top.
  • Continue baking until the topping is firm and lightly golden, about 25-30 minutes. 
  • Let cool before cutting into 24 bars.


1. Substitute 8 ounces of caramel candies or 1 cup caramel chips for caramel sauce if needed. Sprinkle some sea salt flakes on top of caramel before adding crumb topping.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg