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Caramel Slice Recipe

Caramel Slice Recipe


This post is sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. All views and text are mine.  

I love to bake. There is nothing quite as satisfying as baking a delicious, picture perfect dessert and then getting to enjoy every bite! While I have always been an avid baker, I have found myself spending even more time in the kitchen in the last few months. Baking has become kind of like an escape for me and my family. We can create amazing, tasty things without ever having to leave the kitchen! Cooking in our kitchen has become our oasis, our safe place and our go-to daily activity.

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Since we have been baking even more often now that we spend more time at home (and we are just as hungry as ever!), we have had the chance to get a little creative in the kitchen. Playing around with chocolate was especially fun. Who doesn’t love making things with chocolate? I was especially thrilled to partner with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate once again and get the chance to make a new, delicious chocolatey dessert: Caramel Slice!

Delicious, Classic Chocolate

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

I have worked with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate several times in the past and have been making recipes based on their incredible chocolates (my hot chocolate marshmallow chocolate chip cookies are still one of my family’s favorite cookies I make). I have been friends with those behind the brand for many years and have always enjoyed working with them. Now seemed like the best time to partner again.

I have been baking a lot lately, too, and they have a new type of finely grated baking chocolate that I have been dying to try.

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If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

I had my boys pick what they want to make together from this baking guide and we all agreed on yummy Caramel Slice!

Chocolate and caramel automatically came to mind when I saw this recipe- two of our favorite things! I also love desserts that are easy to eat like a cookie or a bar. It is so much simpler when you can just pick up the dessert with your hands and take a bite! Caramel Slices sounded like the perfect way to mix chocolate, caramel and the ease of cookies.

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

Of course, I love keeping my recipes simple and flavorful and the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is an incredible chocolate and so much more flavorful than so many chocolates out there. I love that their Finely Grated Baking Chocolate is incredibly versatile to bake with. It is already grated, melts incredibly easily and smoothly and can be substituted 1 to 1 in any recipe that calls for semi-sweet baking chocolate. There are so many ways to eat, drink and bake with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate products!

How to Make Caramel Slice

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

The shortbread base for the slices is made by combining the butter and powdered sugar and beating them until fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the bowl as needed, incorporating all the butter and sugar and making an almost white mix.

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

The salt and flour are added and blended into the butter slowly. You don’t want to overmix or the shortbread can get a little tough.

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

The easy, 4 ingredient dough is pressed into a greased pan, docked with a fork (which means to make pin-prick holes all over the dough, allowing the air to escape as the cookie bakes) and then baked to golden perfection.

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

Once cooled, smooth, sweet dulce de leche is poured over the cookie base and then chilled. You can make your own, homemade dulce de leche but there are some great cans available in the store. I bought my dulce de leche ready-made -to save a little time.

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

Next, the new AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate is melted over a double boiler. Since the chocolate is so fine, it melts incredibly quickly, giving you a smooth, rich chocolate in a matter of minutes. Anything that saves time in the kitchen is a win for me!

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

A sprinkle of sea salt, a little chilling time and the caramel slices are ready to cut and enjoy! Be sure the chocolate top is nice and hard before you slice into the bars. You can use a hot knife to help you cut through the chocolate more easily.

While I find that these bars get eaten quite quickly, you can store them in the fridge for up to a week. You want to make sure that chocolate and dulce stays cool and firm.

Why Use AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate

If you have never tried AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate then now is the time to grab some of their chocolate products and give them a try! The company uses recipes from the 1750’s to make their chocolates. Classic spices are often highlighted in their chocolates including vanilla, orange peel and cinnamon- traditional and delicious! The spices come from all over the world and help enhance your recipes, elevating the flavors using just one great ingredient- chocolate!

If you love chocolate and caramel, you’ll love this easy Caramel Slice recipe made with AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate! #ad #baking #familybaking #bakingguide @Chochistory

AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate has lots of great products but the new Finely Grated Baking Chocolate is probably my new favorite. Since it is already grated and super fine, it melts almost instantly. This is perfect for recipes like the caramel slices or anytime you need to pour a smooth chocolate over the top of a dessert. You can also just whisk come of the grated baking chocolate into some hot milk and poof! Perfect hot chocolate ready to enjoy! AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is awesome for baking, eating and even for drinking. Keep this in mind when the cold weather starts rolling in within the next few weeks… hot chocolate season is just around the corner!

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On that note, I am headed back to my kitchen to continue with my quarantine baking therapy. These caramel slice cookies topped with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is the next thing on my list to make (the first batch disappeared quite quickly in my house!). Now, you should grab a bag of AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and give the caramel slices a try! I know you will love the recipe and find your new favorite chocolate brand too!

And if you have little ones to entertain while baking, you’ll be glad to know that the FREE baking eZine also has fun coloring pages!

Enjoy! 🙂

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Caramel Slice Recipe

Caramel Slice Recipe


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 32 slices 1x

Ingredients

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  • FOR THE SHORTBREAD:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks‚ unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • FOR FINISHING:
  • 1 1/3 cups (about 16 oz) dulce de leche
  • 2 1/2 cups AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely
  • Grated Baking Chocolate, divided
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F with a rack in the center position. Line the 9- by 13- by 2-inch pan with aluminum foil leaving a few inches on each end, which makes for easy gripping later.
  2. Combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the dough just comes together, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Spread the dough into the prepared pan and press firmly to smooth the top. *Dock the dough by pricking with a fork, making marks spaced about 1 inch apart. Docking means to poke holes in the dough so it doesn’t puff up during baking
  4. Bake the shortbread until it is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Set aside to cool completely in the pan.
  5. Spread the dulce de leche over the dough forming an even layer using a small offset spatula. Refrigerate about 1 hour.
  6. Place 2 cups of chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set over a pan of gently simmering water and stir until melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate. Stir until smooth. Spread the chocolate over the dulce de leche. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Let stand at room temperature until the chocolate sets, about 10 minutes. Using the aluminum foil as a sling, carefully remove the layered cookie from the pan. Peel back the aluminum foil and transfer to a cutting board.
  8. Using a serrated knife, cut in half crosswise, then cut both pieces in half lengthwise, forming 4 quarters. Cut each quarter crosswise into 8 bars. Store at cool room temperature for up to 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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69 Comments

  1. 09/04/2022 / 9:37 am

    I’m pulling this up for the next party. I’ll surely bring some new flavor to the table. I can already see myself being cheered at the party.

  2. 06/11/2022 / 5:46 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am pinning for later! And I will have to look for this brand of baking chocolate at my grocery store! I have never heard of it before! thanks for sharing this article.

  3. 04/14/2022 / 6:22 pm

    I am reading this lovely article and great information thanks for sharing this wonderful blog

  4. 03/28/2022 / 6:06 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am pinning for later! And I will have to look for this brand of baking chocolate at my grocery store! I have never heard of it before! love it.

  5. 07/03/2021 / 10:50 am

    These caramel slice looks so delicious and tasty. I really love it. This is so easy to make it at home. Thank you for sharing this easy caramel slice recipe.

  6. 04/25/2021 / 4:42 pm

    Wow, this is looking so delicious nd yummy caramel slice. You really explained it very well to make the delicious slice at home. thank you for sharing this article.

  7. 12/01/2020 / 6:49 pm

    I love this recipe. This is really looking so delicious and tasty. It is so easy to make and understand the recipe with the help of your recipe guide. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

  8. 11/30/2020 / 11:42 pm

    This looks so good!!! I am trying this soon!

  9. 11/20/2020 / 11:05 am

    I don’t know for all of you but it’s really mouthwatering for me. Now, I really want to try this.

  10. 09/18/2020 / 5:29 pm

    I always look up to your blog to find something alluring, creative and tasty. at this time, I’m really impressesd by your post. caramel slice look incredible, so refreshing! Nicely presented. this is by far the best in my opinion, can’t wait to try out your recipe

  11. Ana
    09/13/2020 / 4:42 pm

    Your caramel slice recipe looks super yum! I’d love to give it a try!

  12. Joanna
    09/13/2020 / 9:24 am

    These caramel slices look so delicious, I could have some right now. The layers are so perfect and I can imagine that they taste so good.

  13. 09/12/2020 / 4:09 pm

    Mmmmmm YES PLEASE! These look and sound delicious. I’m such a sucker for chocolate & caramel. I’ve never actually used dulce de leche ever, but my baking efforts are very limited. When you refer to cups, what cup size are you using, 250ml? It’s a great recipe, I’ll bookmark and try to give it a go soon! xx

  14. Catalina
    09/12/2020 / 8:46 am

    Oh my goodness! I am in heaven! My family will go crazy over these caramel slices!

  15. 09/11/2020 / 9:41 pm

    Hands up i love a good caramel slice and this one sounds particularly delicious – I think I might just have to try making it myself.

  16. 09/11/2020 / 5:56 pm

    That does look like a realy awesome caramel slice. I’d love to have it on my table.

  17. 09/11/2020 / 2:51 pm

    Yum. These bars sound delicious. I love caramel and chocolate together. I’ll have to give these a try.

  18. Jessica Formicola
    09/11/2020 / 1:54 pm

    These bars look incredible! Those layers are perfection and I can’t wait to make them!

  19. annas
    09/11/2020 / 10:41 am

    Whoa these look so good! I didn’t knew about these products before today. Great addition thanks to you 🙂

  20. Sundeep
    09/11/2020 / 9:12 am

    This Caramel slice really looks so yummmmm… Would love to try this. Thanks for sharing recipe

  21. Mae
    09/11/2020 / 9:00 am

    Bookmarking this yummy recipe! I love anything caramel! lol I’ve never seen American heritage here in SA but it sounds like a wonderful product.

  22. Nathalie Porbes
    09/11/2020 / 5:34 am

    Looking at it makes me hungry. I’ll surely try it and share it with family.

  23. SARAH L FLANAGAN
    09/11/2020 / 3:48 am

    Now this looks amazing. I am always looking for recipes for fall

  24. 09/10/2020 / 8:11 pm

    Wow, this looks like such a delicious recipe to try out! I’ll have to give it a go one of these days!

  25. 09/10/2020 / 7:45 pm

    omg this looks SOOOOO DELICIOUS!!! I can’t wait to make it, the recipe is easy to follow.

  26. 09/10/2020 / 1:36 pm

    I’m a chocoholic and I’m drooling. I’m def going to save your recipe. I’m excited to make those slices.

  27. 09/10/2020 / 1:05 pm

    Wow this looks really good. I need to try to make this for the family. These pictures are making me drool!

  28. 09/10/2020 / 6:09 am

    This looks and sounds so amazing! I would love to make this for my family!

  29. Kileen
    09/10/2020 / 6:09 am

    This looks and sounds so amazing! I would love to make this for my family!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  30. Tasheena
    09/10/2020 / 1:40 am

    I wish I had everything on hand to make this recipe right now.

  31. ashley t
    09/09/2020 / 10:26 pm

    oh my goodness this looks delicious. Will definitely make this for the holidays.

  32. 09/09/2020 / 10:17 pm

    This combination sounds DELICIOUS!! Thank you for sharing a new recipe. I love to bake so I am going to go see if I have the ingredients now.

  33. Tomi C
    09/09/2020 / 9:31 pm

    I am so going to download this free recipe book. This recipe looks so good and I love a good shortbread cookie bar.

  34. 09/05/2020 / 3:57 pm

    Wow it looks really nice! But seem like it’s a little bit sweet for my taste.
    Thanks for the recipe, anyway! I may make it less sweet

  35. Ruth I
    09/04/2020 / 2:17 pm

    Oh wow. A perfect sweet treat! We love chocolate and caramel here so I will definitely try this!

  36. 09/04/2020 / 9:51 am

    Nnniiiiccceeeeee….may I have a slice of that, please?

  37. 09/04/2020 / 8:41 am

    Oh I can’t wait to have a full bite of this Caramel Slice! Looks really mouthwatering.

  38. Rose Ann Sales
    09/04/2020 / 8:16 am

    I love baking so much too! And I will definitely love this recipe of yours.

  39. Catalina
    09/04/2020 / 6:54 am

    Oh my goodness! I am drooling over this treat! Deliciousness!

  40. Kita Bryant
    09/04/2020 / 4:49 am

    this looks absolutely amazing. I would really like to make this.

  41. 09/04/2020 / 2:37 am

    Did somebody say Carmel & Chocolate? This looks like an easy and yummy recipe, can’t wait to try it

  42. Jasmine Martin
    09/04/2020 / 1:53 am

    These look like a delicious treat to eat. I am a huge fan of caramel and chocolate. I am definitely going to have to make these soon.

  43. 09/04/2020 / 12:55 am

    I like your caramel slice recipe. It looks so professional! I hope I can try it later. So yummy!

  44. 09/03/2020 / 9:32 pm

    This looks delectable! I love how the sprinkle of salt complements the sweetness, brings all the flavours together.

  45. 09/03/2020 / 8:56 pm

    This looks delicious and not too difficult to make. Will definitely try when the weather cools down a little.

  46. 09/03/2020 / 5:53 pm

    Ooohhh this is really delicious. I would want to go ahead and give it a try.

  47. 09/03/2020 / 4:46 pm

    This looks super yummy! I will have to try this out since I love baking and expanding upon my repertoire as well!

  48. 09/03/2020 / 4:15 pm

    You my friend are an artist with food. I must make this!

  49. 09/03/2020 / 4:08 pm

    That must be about two thousand calories per square. Anyway, it looks delicious.

  50. 09/03/2020 / 3:21 pm

    I have a sweet tooth so I’m going to save your recipe. This would be perfect to make around Christmastime.

  51. 09/03/2020 / 2:51 pm

    This is so damn mouth watering…these caramel slices sounds so delicious and tasty…Glad you shared this blog post with us..great work though…

  52. heather
    09/03/2020 / 1:45 pm

    These bars look amazing! Going to make them this weekend for our family.

  53. 09/03/2020 / 1:19 pm

    I’m a total Caramel addict. I can have it on anything. This recipe looks divine. Totally going to try and make Caramel Slice Recipe this weekend.

  54. 09/03/2020 / 12:17 pm

    I have a very similar recipe that I make at Christmas time! It tastes much like a Twix bar!

  55. 09/03/2020 / 11:31 am

    My husband is a caramel addict so we will have to try this! Thanks for the idea. It looks delicious!

  56. 09/03/2020 / 11:00 am

    This looks so yummy. I love the brand has a baking guide. I’m not a very talented baker (but my daughter and husband are). I’ll be passing the recipe on to them. Appreciate all the tips.

  57. 09/03/2020 / 10:21 am

    My jaw literally dropped. That looks so good!!!! And I do get a bit impatient with melting chocolate — glad that this one is good for baking!

  58. 09/03/2020 / 10:14 am

    This is so amazing!! Such a great treat for my kids!!

  59. 09/03/2020 / 2:43 am

    A vegan caramel slice right about now sounds real neat!

  60. 09/03/2020 / 1:33 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am pinning for later! And I will have to look for this brand of baking chocolate at my grocery store! I have never heard of it before!

  61. 09/02/2020 / 11:11 pm

    This looks absolutely delightful!!! I’ve been looking for recipes for my kids to make as part of their schooling this year and I’m totally adding this recipe to the list!

  62. 09/02/2020 / 9:42 pm

    So yummy! I love shortbread caramel and chocolate. These totally remind me of homemade twix bars, which is a good thing, one of my favorite candy bars.

  63. Pam Wattenbarger
    09/02/2020 / 8:12 pm

    I love chocolate and caramel combinations. That looks so good! Like a Homemade Twix bar!

  64. 09/02/2020 / 8:11 pm

    Oh yay! I’ve been looking for something special to make the family. My kids are going to flip!

  65. 09/02/2020 / 8:10 pm

    BOOYAH! I need this in my life. It’s a cookie topped with a bar. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that.

  66. Ben
    09/02/2020 / 7:35 pm

    This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life! I have to make this. All that chocolate and caramel is awesome.

  67. 09/02/2020 / 6:14 pm

    An incredible delight for those who, like me, are absolutely and totally in love with caramel! Yummy!

  68. Amber Myers
    09/02/2020 / 5:39 pm

    Oh yum, what a tasty treat. I will have to make these with the kids for dessert one night.

  69. 09/02/2020 / 5:15 pm

    I’m pulling this up for the next party. I’ll surely bring some new flavor to the table. I can already see myself being cheered at the party.

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