Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

A few weeks ago I made a caramel shortbread that was a bit of a baking distaster. Sure, it tasted like heaven (you can’t really go wrong with brown sugar and delicious condensed milk) but it looked AWFUL. Shameful.

With this recipe, the results were a little more presentable to show. And again, the flavour was brilliant. I’m really addicted to these little squares recently and these fixed my craving beautifully.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread


Chocolate Caramel Shortbread


  • 1 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line 8×8 pan with parchment.
3. Cream butter until smooth.
4. Slowly add sugars and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
5. Gently fold flour and salt into mixture until incorporated.
6. Flatten dough into parchment lined 8×8 pan. Using a fork pierce holes into dough. Place pan in fridge to chill for an hour prior to baking.
7. Bake 8-12 minutes.
8. Return pan with baked shortbread layer to fridge for one hour before adding caramel mixture.
*Note: This portion can be made two days in advance


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk

1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine brown sugar and condensed milk for 60-90 minutes or until mixture has thicken and turned into a caramel color. Make sure to keep your eye on the mixture and whisk often.
2. Pour caramel on top of shortbread.  Place pan in the freezer for an hour.
3. Remove from freezer and rest at room temperature for 20 minutes before pouring chocolate on top.


  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

1. Place heat proof bowl with chocolate and heavy cream in a skillet or sauté pan over barely simmering water.
2. Pour chocolate on top of caramel.
3. Score chocolate once cooled but not set for easy cutting.

  1. d said:

    stunning photography but I am sure there is a piece missing from one of the photos!

  2. Em said:

    oh dear – I should have photoshopped that back in

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