Caramel Crumb Bars
55 mins (prep 25, cooking 30)
8 ingredients
24 servings
This is an easy and delicious bar recipe with a light and flaky shortbread crust, a creamy caramel filling, and a crumb topping. The recipe is from the wonderful cookbook, "The Modern Baker," by Nick Malgieri and was chosen Top Cookie Recipe of 2008 by the Washington Post. It's Malgieri's favourite recipe in the book and it might just become yours too! Save the wrappers from the softened butter sticks to grease the parchment. Note that the flour measurement calls for it to be spooned into the cup and leveled off--this will give you a different amount of flour in the cup than the dip and sweep method and noticeably effect the texture of the crust. MAKE AHEAD: Store in an airtight container at room temperature if you are serving them within a day. Or wrap and freeze for up to 2 months, making sure to bring the bars to room temperature before serving.

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Serving Size (47.16 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 205.28 Calories from Fat 105.75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.75g 433.82%
Saturated Fat 7.29g 875.05%
Trans Fat 0.4g %
Cholesterol 32.12mg 256.97%
Sodium 47.28mg 47.28%
Total Carbohydrate 23.42g 187.39%
Dietary Fiber 1.34 g 128.4%
Sugars 14.47 g %
Protein 3.06g 147.08%
Vitamin A 353.28IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 54.34mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
packed dark brown sugar