These Dulce de Leche Bars are wonderfully sweet, rich, buttery, and gooey!
Rich, Gooey Dulce de Leche Bars
Here we go again with bars. I know, I know. I just can’t seem to help it. In defense of bars, they’re easy to make. They make enough for a crowd. And, they’re usually pleasing to that crowd.
The flavor of these bars is a bit different than my usual bar recipes. Dulce de leche is definitely underused in my kitchen. I love its caramel-like, smooth flavor.
Much like those Blueberry Jam Bars from earlier this month, these bars are made mostly of a crumb crust and topping. It’s hard to go wrong with a buttery, sugary crumb crust. Sandwiched between two layers of that is a whole lot of dulce de leche goodness. A sprinkling of toffee bits tops it all off. All of that adds up to some kind of good.
If you like a bit of salty with your sweet, then you might sprinkle a bit of kosher salt over the dulce de leche layer before baking. With or without that, these are truly delicious and hard to resist. While they would make great gifts or party food, you are likely to want to keep these all for yourself.
24 Comments on “Dulce de Leche Bars”
Just went to a party and both desserts were from B or B. Yay!!!
oh my goodness, i LOVE dulce de leche. these must be amazing! xoxo
These bars are lovely! Great recipe 🙂
Heck yes! These look amazing!
Your bringing Christmas early Santa 🙂
I’m going to eat the screen.
These look absolutely incredible – I love dulce de leche and would definitely add a sprinkle of salt for the ultimate salty sweet experience 🙂
I made these last night & they disappeared! Thanks for sharing all of your delicious recipes.
This sounds perfect. I will make these today for my sister who is a dulce the leche addict (and having a baby right now)! 🙂
I made these this evening and can confirm that they are as scrumptious as they look in the photos! Absolutely delicious and I will definitely make them again. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic recipe
Can you share the recipe for the Dulce de Leche..tnx! i love all your posted recipes. Godspeed!
Can’t wait to try these as soon as I drop everything to go to the grocery store for some dulce de leche. Your recipes are superb and always right on. I can just taste these already. Mahalo for the recipe.
What is Dulce de Leche? How is it packaged and where do I get it? I live in Indiana. I am old and must make these before I die!
Hi, Patty. Dulce de leche is much like caramel. It’s usually in a can or jar. Look for it near the condensed milk or maybe in the Hispanic foods section.
My family loves these. They last about a day here and they barely wait for them to cool. Also, I found chocolate toffee bits and use them instead of straight toffee. Could that be why they go so fast?
Chocolate is always a good idea! 🙂
In this time of Covid-19, my daughter made these for our Sunday Family Dinner this past Sunday. This is one of the only bar cookies I absolutely ADORE! Simply delicious! I’m not a big sweets person at all and I swear, tho it would make me sick as a dog, I could eat the entire tray!
Because of Covid-19 we couldn’t find toffee bits at the grocery store (went to 2, gave up – and who knew there’d be a run on toffee chips!), my daughter went to the gas station down the street to get 3 Heath bars as a substitute. Only 1 Heath bar left, so she also got a Score bar (also toffee) – last one as well, and to fill in the rest, a butterfinger bar (All 3 were about 2 oz. each). I’m sure this is delicious with the toffee bits, but with these three different candy bars crushed and used in place of the bits, the dessert was spectacular! Followed the rest of the recipe to a T. Desperate times call for desperate measures! You need to repost this for 2020! It’s THAT good! Thank you!
I’m glad you liked them, Ann! And bravo for your improvising!
I meant a Skor candy bar. Dang that auto-correct!
can these be made in advance? if so, how many days and how should they be stored?
Hi, Michelle. They should keep for 3 or 4 days at room temperature in an airtight container. Longer than that, and I would freeze them.
These are absolutely delicious. But don’t forget to run knife around edge and cut into bars before they are cool. Otherwise you will need a chisel to get them out of pan.
I’m glad you liked them, Mary!