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They aren't too sweet and they pair well with tea, coffee, or hot cocoa so they are a great little treat.

Caramel Butter Bars

These not-too-sweet bars are a perfect treat to pair with your favorite warm beverage.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 40 bars
Author Cindy Schultz


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 sticks butter
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 11 1/2 oz jar salted caramel sauce ice cream topping
  • Sea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Line your 13x9"baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  5. Add in the 4 cups of flour gradually until a soft dough has formed.
  6. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  7. Refrigerate the remaining dough.
  8. Place the pan in the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Pour the salted caramel sauce over the bottom layer evenly.
  11. Crumble the remaining dough on top of the caramel layer to cover it.
  12. Sprinkle a little Sea Salt over the top.
  13. Bale 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown,
  14. Cool completely.
  15. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting