Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Rustic Modern Birthday Treat

Tuesday is my Mom's Birthday and since it's on a week day this year we celebrated with the family today. Now, I don't mean to brag, but in my opinion my mom is pretty much the most fabulous lady alive :-) She has been my best friend for many many years and I wanted to do something really special for her since she is usually the one making things special for other people. One of the things she loves most is salted caramel. Something about that sweet/salty combo is just killer, no one can resist it. I came across this recipe for salted caramel shortbread bars with chocolate several months ago and knew I wanted to make it for Mom on her special day. The recipe calls for the use of a microwave which I don't have but I thought I could probably get the same results on the stovetop. I was right and they actually turned out awesome but it was pretty hot and frantic work to be stirring the caramel quickly enough that it wouldn't burn. I was so nervous about this because I'd never made caramel or shortbread before but it turned out so yummy and everyone loved it, the sea salt on top was really an extra special touch that gave this desert it's wow factor. Happy Birthday Mom! Love you!

The one and only picture I got of the salted caramel shortbread bars with chocolate before we gobbled it all up


  1. Looks great! Where's the recipe from?

  2. Thanks Audrey! It was a special treat and a special day! Love you!

  3. The recipe is linked in the post but I think it's hard to see, here is the link

    I originally found it on pinterest and thought there was no way this could be bad :-)

  4. Thanks for the link! Maybe it's my browser that is somehow disguising it. I still can't find it, but now I don't have to :)