Caramel Bars at Disney

This recipe is inspired by the Caramel Shortbread Bars you can purchase at the Karamell-Küche shop in Epcot's World Showcase.


Gather the Ingredients

You will need butter, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, chopped walnuts, and Werther's Original Chewy Caramels.


Whip the Butter

Beat the softened butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.


Add the Sugar

Add the sugar and salt, then beat until combined.


Mix in the Flour

Mix in the flour on low speed until fully incorporated, scraping down the sides of the pan as needed.


Shortbread Layer

Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of an un-greased 9x13 baking dish to create the shortbread layer.


Melt the Caramel

Add the caramels and milk to a bowl and heat in the microwave on HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.


Caramel Layer

Stir in the walnuts and vanilla then pour caramel over the layer of shortbread. Sprinkle small pieces of the remaining shortbread dough over the top.


Bake the Bars

Bake the bars at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until the top begins to turn golden brown.


Cut Into Bars

Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into perfect bars. Enjoy!