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Millionaire Caramel Bars

Caramel bars are a classic dessert with 3 layers: a buttery shortbread crust, topped with homemade caramel and melted chocolate on top! Tasty Millionaire Bars are a crowd pleasing favorite that everyone enjoys!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Millionaire Caramel Bars
Servings: 24
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

BUTTERY CRUST

  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

CARAMEL LAYER

  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 TBSP light corn syrup

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

BUTTERY CRUST

  • Cream butter and sugar together and then add flour to the mixture. It will be crumbly and seem a little bit dry, but that's perfect!
  • Pat the mixture into a greased 9X13 pan - I'm sure you could use a spoon or something, but I always just use my fingers and it works great.
  • Bake the crust at 350°F for 15 minutes.

CARAMEL LAYER

  • Once the crust is out and cooling, you can begin making the caramel layer. In a sauce pan, bring all of the ingredients except the chocolate to a boil, stirring constantly, until mixture is a light toffee color. If you have a candy temperature, the mixture will be ready once the mixture reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit (soft ball stage). It will take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour mixture over baked crust and immediately sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips on the top of the caramel layer.

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

  • You want to sprinkle them as evenly as possible so that there is a single layer of chocolate chips - if you have chocolate chips on top of other chocolate chips, they will not melt properly. Wait a couple of minutes, until all of the chocolate chips are "shiny" and then they will be melted enough to spread.
  • Spread the chocolate chips evenly into a smooth layer on top of the chocolate layer.
  • Chill in fridge and cut into bars when set. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg