Chocolate Dulce De Leche Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by karmin26

Makes 24 servings



Fudgy cookies go Latin with an infusion of dulce de leche, a sweet milk caramel similar to cajeta and arequipe. These cool treats are happily portable on their crisp shortbread crusts. Active time: 30 min Start to finish: 3 1 1/4 hr

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars


For shortbread crust:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

For chocolate dulce de leche:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dulce de leche
4 large egg yolks
5 ounces chocolate, finely chopped 60%-cacao bittersweet (preferably in a food processor)

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars

  1. Make shortbread crust:

  2. Preheat oven to 375F with rack in middle. Butter a shallow 9- to 9 1/2-inch square baking pan (1 to 1 1/2 inches deep). Line bottom and 2 sides with parchment paper, leaving an overhang. Butter parchment.

  3. Blend together butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a bowl with a fork. Sift in flour and blend with fork until a soft dough forms.

  4. Spread dough evenly in baking pan using an offset spatula or back of a spoon, then prick all over with fork.

  5. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes, then cool completely in pan on a rack, about 30 minutes.

  6. Make chocolate dulce de leche:

  7. Bring cream and dulce de leche to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan, stirring with a wooden spoon until dulce de leche has dissolved.

  8. Whisk together yolks in a bowl, then slowly whisk in hot cream mixture. Return to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until pan is visible in tracks of spoon and mixture registers 170F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted.

  9. Make bars:

  10. Pour chocolate mixture over cooled shortbread and chill, uncovered, until cold and set, about 2 hours.

  11. Run a small knife around edges to loosen, then transfer to a cutting board using parchment. Cut with a hot clean knife (dip in hot water and wipe clean between cuts) into 24 bars. Chill until ready to serve.

  12. Cooks' note: Chocolate dulce de leche bars can be chilled in an airtight container up to 1 day.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 38.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
155
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
99mg
4%
Potassium
38mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
11.3g
Protein
2.2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
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