Dulce de Leche Bars

I still had some of my Crock Pot Dulce de Leche left after our Mock Fried Ice Cream and I needed a bar cookie to take to an event so I decided to put that dulce de leche to work!
I used a recipe for dulce de leche bars I had from Betty Crocker and just tweeked it a bit.  I added chocolate.  Not sure you can really have caramel without chocolate – can you?

The base of the bars is a combination of  flour, butter, brown sugar and oats.

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Use a pastry cutter to combine the ingredients.

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After it is combined press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan reserving 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture for the topping.
Dulce de leche barsBake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from oven and spread the dulce de leche over the top.  Carefully spread the dulce de leche so it doesn’t lift up too much of the bottom crust.Dulce de leche barsSprinkle with toffee bits and chocolate chips.  I used the mini chocolate chips.

Dulce de leche barsThen top it with the remaining crumb topping and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Dulce de leche barsRemove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting – if you can wait that long.

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They may stick a bit to the edge of the pan so just run your knife all the way around the edge to loosen them.
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Dulce de Leche Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C dulce de leche
  • 1 C toffee bits
  • 1 C chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl combine your flour, oats, sugar and salt.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Set aside 1/4 C of the mixture to use as a topping.
  • Press remaining crumbs into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • In a small pan warm up your dulce de leche until it is a good spreading consistency.
  • Spread dulce de leche over the top of the crust. Be gentle as you spread it so you don't lift up the crumb mixture.
  • Sprinkle with toffee bits and chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Leigh Anne, these look so good! I am going to feature them on my blog later this morning (and try to resist making them for breakfast!!)

  2. Kelsey Deluise says

    This looks delicious and so easy! That’s my favorite combination. I can see bringing these to our kids bday parties! Great share :)

  3. says

    i cannot tell you how much i know i will love these. i used to love the dulce de leche starbucks drink but it was only around for a short time and then it was gone….for good! but, i adore dulce de leche anything!!!

    i’m pinning these right now!!!! oh, you are so ruining my healthy eating/exercise routine!!!!! i’ve been doing so well…..but, i’ve not come across anything that looks like this!!!!

  4. Melissa says

    Hi Leigh Anne,

    I made these bars today as well as the Crock pot Dulce de Leche. The recipe for the Dulce de Leche turned out great and it was so easy too. Thank you! However, the bars didn’t come out as pretty as yours. I’m not sure what I did wrong. They came out really greasy. I just wanted to double check the amount of butter that you listed in your recipe. It is 1 cup or two sticks of butter, correct? I also lined the 13×9 pan with aluminum foil, so I’m not sure if that helped or not. Just so you know, I’m not much of a baker so any help you could provide would be great. What’s not to like about these bars, right? :) I would love to bring them to the next work potluck, but just want to perfect them.

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