Dulce De Leche-Chocolate Bars

Melt and color white chocolate to make holiday swirl designs on top of layered bars. These look great on a holiday dessert table.

YIELD
48 bars
PREP TIME
50 mins
TOTAL TIME
3 hrs 10 mins
Dulce De Leche-Chocolate Bars
Ingredients
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • Red and green food coloring
Directions
Make crust:
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F; place rack in center. Line a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing paper to extend on two sides.
2. 
In a mixer bowl, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in extract, then flour and salt until combined well. Press along bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake until just golden brown around edges, 12 to 18 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Make filling:
1. 
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, milk and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened and a deep caramel color, about 15 minutes. Pour over crust and spread evenly; refrigerate until completely cool, about 1 hour.
2. 
Divide white chocolate into three parts. Tint one part red and one part green. Leave remaining part white. Melt semisweet chocolate; let cool slightly. Using a spatula, evenly spread over filling. Dollop red, green and white chocolates over semisweet layer. Using a toothpick, gently swirl together colors. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Using a knife, score chocolate layer into 1 1/2-inch squares.
3. 
Can be made ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 160, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 5.5, carb. (g) 19, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 63, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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