Caramel Crumb Bars

Preparation info

  • Makes one

    9 × 13 × 2 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

If I had to choose one cookie above all others, it would be this one. The buttery dough and creamy caramel filling complement each other perfectly.



  • 8 ounces (2 sticks/225 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½


  1. Set a rack in the lowest level of the oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C).
  2. For the dough, beat the butter with the sugar and salt in an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed until soft and light, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vanilla.
  3. On the lowest speed, beat in