Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

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How do you say “caramel?” Do you pronounce it “care a mel” or “car mel?” While on vacation with one of my friends last summer, we got into this long coversation about the way different parts of the country pronounce different words. Well, I say care-mel and that’s not “the proper” way to say  it…I am totally okay with that. Regardless of how you pronounce caramel, this Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe is super delicious!

Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

When the sea salt and caramel combo blew up on the foodie scene a few years ago, I laughed and thought I’d never try it. I mean, really, salt? Yuck! I’ve never been a fan of salty foods, and the salty sweet combination just grossed me out. I’d like to eat my potato chips and chocolate totally separate, thank you very much.

And then…and then I tried it. And I was a goner.

While I still prefer my sweets totally separate, I do love the combo of caramel and sea salt! Throw a few chocolate chips in there and it’s even better!

Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

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Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • Sea Salt
  1. Heat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, melt the butter using the microwave. I always start with 60 seconds at 50% power and then stir to melt completely. Add sugar and egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Spread batter into pan and sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. Remove bars from pan. Remove foil from bars and cut. Makes about 16-20 bars.

Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

What do you think? Are you a fan of the sea salt and caramel combination?

Sea Salt Caramel Bars Recipe

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  1. says

    These sound so good. I’m going to have to try this recipe. I’m sharing your post with my FB fans. Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

    The Frugal Ginger

  2. says

    I have to admit, I’m a fan, especially if it involves chocolate with the sea salt and caramel. Those little Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate squares are my favorite! These look so scrumptious. Definitely pinning to make. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

  3. says

    Your SEa Salt Caramel Bars are after my heart, they look fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
    Have a great day,
    Miz Helen

  4. says

    These look wonderful! We have the pronunciation issue here too… after all there IS that vowel “a” in the middle… do we just ignore it? or pronounce it? It’s one of those Vase or Vaz topics. :)

  5. says

    I really love sea salt and caramel (which I pronounce care-a-mel). These brownies look amazing! I’m making these now! Thanks… or maybe no thanks :)

  6. says

    G’day from Oz via the Handmade Hangout link up. I have just pinned your delicious recipe and can’t wait to try it-it looks amazing!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  7. says

    These sound great…my husband has been on a real sea salt caramel kick lately! I will have to surprise him by making these! Found you at the Handmade Hangout!

  8. says

    Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

  9. says

    Oh how yummy! This recipe was highly viewed at last week’s party so, guess what? You are featured at our upcoming Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Congrats :)

  10. says

    I’m craving for these caramel bars! Looks very tasty and appealing to the eyes. I’m gonna make one, I promise. By the way, what can I use to spray the pan instead of a nonstick cooking spray?

    • says

      I always use a bit of butter on a paper towel to grease my pans instead of using nonstick cooking spray! Even just the wrapper left from unwrapping a stick of butter works great!

  11. says

    Those look fantastic. The husband and I are huge fans of sea salt caramel in recipes. In fact we had a mini-date this afternoon and my husband ordered the sea salt caramel ice cream. I’ll have to try this recipe sooN!

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty linky party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party is open through Monday night.

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