Salted Caramel Bars

Salted Caramel Bars

Contributed by : Jill Kanwischer
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Canadian Recipes : Desserts

Some of my sisters like to send me new recipes to try and make for them because they hate baking but love eating. lol This one was found by my sister Norma and it is really gooooooood!

Total Time

1 hour, 6 minutes

Prepare Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

46 minutes

Recipe Servings

Not Mentioned

Ingredients for
Salted Caramel Bars

 Crust & Topping:

  •  4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  • 14 oz bag of caramels (50-60) or Kraft Caramel Bits (397 grams)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt (yes, 1/2 Tbsp is not a mistake)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make
Salted Caramel Bars

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch dish with non-stick spray.
  2.  For the crust, cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl for 3-5 minutes, or until fluffy and lightened in colour.
  3. Mix in vanilla extract, then gradually beat in flour until just incorporated, when a smooth dough comes together.
  4. Take 1/3 of the dough and gently press it into the greased baking dish, then place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Wrap the remaining dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until further use.
  6. Remove the crust from the oven when it is golden brown and let it cool.
  7. For the filling, place unwrapped caramels (duh) and heavy cream in a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. (You can also put it in a non-stick pot on the stovetop on medium-low heat.)
  8. Stir vigorously, or until smooth.  If not melted after 1 minute, microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until smooth.
  9. Stir in vanilla extract, then pour caramel over the cooled crust, sprinkling sea salt over the top.
  10. Remove the chilled dough from the fridge and crumble pieces evenly over the caramel-topped crust.
  11. Once you've used all of the dough, place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 26-28 minutes, or until the top crumble is a light golden brown.
  12. Remove baking dish from the oven and let cook completely, then cut into squares and enjoy.