Espresso Caramel Shortbread Bars
Hey there, it’s Melissa here from The Sweet Escape with another truly sweet (and mochalicious) recipe to share with you. If you have a serious sweet tooth and can’t decide if you’re in the mood for something dripping with caramel, melt in your mouth shortbread, a classic sweet & salty combo or you just can’t resist anything coffee flavored, then these espresso shortbread caramel bars are for you.
These bars are made up of three layers of goodness. First there’s a bottom layer of espresso flavored shortbread, a top layer of dark salted chocolate and a gooey layer of caramel sandwiched in-between the two for the ultimate treat that will curb any craving. They make for a delicious treat to serve your guests for dessert, bring along as a dinner guest or just selfishly keep all to yourself. Just be warned, these treats are rich and a small piece goes a long way. Serve along with some Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for any extra treat.
These bars do take some time because of the various steps so be sure not to leave the prep until the last minute. Put on some great music, perhaps pour yourself a glass of wine (if the time is right!) and enjoy whipping these up. The best part? There’s LOTS of different bowls to lick in the process.
See below for the full recipe or check out this video to see how these rich and gooey layered treats come together.