Dulce de Leche Bars (printable recipe)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 scant teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut (This can often be found in the organic or health food section of the grocery store.)
1 stick butter
1 can Dulce de Leche (I found it in the Mexican food section of my grocery.)
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (I used Bakers) broken into pieces for easier melting
1/2 stick butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8"x8" baking pan. Cut parchment to fit into the bottom to make the bars easier to remove. Lightly grease parchment.
- For crust: Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and coconut. Melt butter and mix with the dry ingredients. Press into prepared pan.
- Pour Dulce de Leche over the crust. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
- Place butter, chocolate and corn syrup into a small saucepan or double boiler. Melt over very low heat to avoid burning the chocolate. When chocolate and butter have melted, remove from heat and add vanilla. When mixture has partially cooled, whisk together until smooth and glossy. Pour over cooled Dulce de Leche. Allow chocolate layer to harden, and cut into small squares.