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Dulce De Leche Bars

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A creamy center fills a shortbread-like buttery crust with a crumble-pecan coconut topping. This is a favorite with my family, boyfriend and at my workplace (a bakery!). Best served cool or room temperature."
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55 m servings 472
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 8x8-inch pan)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan thoroughly.
  2. Blend butter and sugar with an electric mixer until combined and creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat again. Combine flour and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the baking pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until set and light brown, about 20 minutes.
  5. Pour dulce de leche over the crust, trying to keep the edges mostly bare.
  6. Add coconut and pecans to the remaining dough and mix until incorporated. Crumble mixture over the dulce de leche, pressing it lightly over the top.
  7. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Dough can also be made in a food processor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 472 calories; 27.5 52.1 6.1 60 169 Full nutrition

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Went by directions, WOW!! Very good, I made some with coconut some without. Both were very delicious. Will diffinbe making these again..

I could not use coconut, so just pecans mixed into remaining dough for topping, but these are delicious. I used home made Dulce De Leche and everyone loves them

The flavor of these bars is very good- perfect for holiday cookie trays! I followed the recipe other than toasting the coconut along with the pecans and pricking the shortbread before baking it...

I absolutely loved this recipe! Creamy, delicious, and just the right crumbliness. I highly recommend this!