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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Yummy Bar Recipes are back with these Salted Caramel Butter Bars. Delicious salted caramel in these rich butter bars is positively delightful. I mean, if you love salted caramel, then these really are for you. I should really rename them “can’t get enough bars”.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, caramel, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cup butter room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • *For the filling
  • 1/2 cup homemade caramel
  • 1/2 tbsp coarse salt
  • OR you can use
  • 7 ounce bag caramel candies
  • 1/6 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Line 8×8 pan with parchment & set aside
  • In mixer bowl combine sugars & butter – mix on medium until creamy
  • Add vanilla – beat until combined
  • Add flour & mix on low until dough becomes smooth
  • Press 2/3 of the dough into an even layer in the bottom of prepared pan
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Refrigerate remaining dough while that is baking.
  • While that is baking, prepare your caramel if you are making it from the candies by combining unwrapped caramels & milk in microwave-safe bowl & heat in microwave for approx 1 minute.
  • Stir & continue to heat in 30 second intervals until melted
  • Once melted add vanilla & set aside until crust is done baking.
  • Once you remove crust from oven top with your caramel & sprinkle with your coarse salt
  • Take remaining dough & crumble over the top of the caramel layer – do not press or spread – leave in crumbles
  • Return pan to the oven & bake 25-35 minutes or until golden & filling is bubbly
  • Let cool before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container.