Today we’re bringing you a recipe from the must-visit Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany pavilion. One of our favorite indulgences — the caramel shortbread bar — is often on our radar when we open the doors to this counter-service restaurant!! You can read my review here!
With a shortbread base, the sweetness of the gooey caramel, and the buttery shortbread crumbled on top, this treat is sure to please! And now you can make this creation in your own kitchen. Let’s get started…
Caramel Shortbread Bars Recipe
Time for preparation: 10 minutes
Time for cooking: 25 minutes
Number of portions: 24
1 cup butter
½ cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose fl our
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
½ pkg. (4.5 oz.) Werther’s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2. Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the flour on low speed until combined. Press two-thirds of the crust mixture into the bottom of an ungreased, 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
Step 3. Microwave sweetened condensed milk and caramels in a microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2½ minutes or until melted, stirring after 1½ minutes. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread hot mixture over the crust. Dot with remaining crust mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cool bars thoroughly before cutting.
Thanks to DFB Reader Essie for letting us know about this recipe! Here she shares her homemade finished product:
YUM!! Those wouldn’t last long in my house! 😉
What’s your favorite menu item at Karamell-Küche? Let us know in the comments below.
Recipe Source: Werther’s