Oh my, Your Homebased Mom, Leigh Anne is in the house again! Oh we love her baking! Today she’ll be sharing her Chocolate Caramel Shortbread! Remember her Cherry Berry Compote? We’re in for a treat!
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread
Have you ever gone to an event and eaten something and totally fallen love? So much so that you can’t get it off of your mind. So much that you have to come home and try and recreate it yourself??
Yeah, happens to me all the time.
Several months ago I attended a Gymanfa-Ganu. Now if you have no idea what that is or how to pronounced, no worries. Either did I. It is pronounced guh-mahn-vah GAH-nee and it is a Welsh hymn-singing festival. It literally means “sing gathering.” It is a tradition of song and worship that has been practiced in Wales for centuries. We have a Welsh community just outside of Portland and some friends invited Tessa and I to join them at the annual Gymanfa-Ganu. Always game for a new adventure we went. It was held in a small, quaint little white church out in the country. The church was full and we spent two hours singing beautiful Welsh hymns together.
The main purpose of the event is to bring people together to celebrate and enjoy being Welsh.
After the singing they had a traditional Welsh tea in the Grange Hall down the road. The food was amazing and my plate was over flowing. But the best part were these delicious Chocolate Caramel Shortbread cookies. They were so good that I was sad I had only taken one! My friend Sara bought the little cookbook they had for sale but unfortunately the shortbread cookie recipe wasn’t in there – so thanks to Google I was able to find something similar.
The original shortbread cookie was thinner than the one I am sharing today but I actually think this one might be a bit better! The process involves three layers – the shortbread, the caramel and then the chocolate on top.
One trick I learned was to refrigerate the bars in between each layer. Makes the caramel stick better and the chocolate spread easier. If you are a fan of the Twix candy bar you are going to love these. Twix is one of my favorite candy bars and I think these might just be better.
Who can resist chocolate and caramel? Put that on top of shortbread and you’ve got pure heaven.
These bars would make a lovely addition to any tea party, holiday cookie plate or just about anything!
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Here is the recipe: