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Dulce de Leche Butter Crumb Bars

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x


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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dulce de leche (or you can use salted caramel, store-bought or homemade)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar, and powdered sugar. Add vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in the flour and combine until it forms a soft dough.
  3. Press a half of the mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. While crust bakes, refrigerate remaining half of the dough.
  4. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from oven, and evenly & carefully spread the dulce de leche over the crust.
  5. Take the remaining dough out of the refrigerator and crumble evenly over the top of the caramel. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and then return pan to oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is barely golden brown and filling is bubbling.
  6. Remove pan from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting.


  • Dulce de Leche can be found near the sweetened condensed milk and/or down the Mexican food aisle.)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Brownies & Bars