Peanut butter caramel shortbread

Peanut butter caramel shortbread


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About this recipe: Mairi adores peanut butter, eats it every day on bagels for breakfast. So this was a good excuse to treat her. Since peanut butter and chocolate is already established as a good flavour combination, it seemed like a good idea to try peanut butter caramel shortbread.

grubdaily East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Makes: 24 

  • 270g plain flour
  • 80g caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 180g + 40g unsalted butter
  • 150g condensed milk
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 150g smooth peanut butter
  • 200g chocolate

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hr  ›  Ready in:4hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2.
  2. Now make the shortbread: in a large mixing bowl, place the flour, caster sugar, salt and 180g chilled and finely diced butter. Lightly rub the mixture together with your hands until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Line a 20cm x 30cm baking tray with greaseproof paper and press the shortbread mixture into it. Place in the fridge for about an hour.
  3. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until light golden in colour. Remove from the oven, prick all over with a fork and leave on a rack to cool.
  4. When the shortbread is completely cool, make the peanut butter caramel: place the condensed milk, 40g butter, golden syrup and smooth peanut butter in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted and thoroughly incorporated. Simmer for 5 minutes whilst stirring constantly with a spatula; this thickens the caramel, making it set firm when cooled. Pour onto the shortbread and spread evenly. Put in a cool place to set.
  5. To finish, melt the chocolate and pour over the caramel shortbread once it has cooled. Leave again to cool, then cut into squares.

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Reviews (6)


Ok so I've made the shortbread, all good so far but.... Can I use almond butter rather than peanut butter? - 20 Nov 2014


caramel was yummy, very good recipe for a change from the standard caramel shortbread. - 04 Feb 2012


amazing!! Hubby say it's the best thing I've ever made (and I've made some pretty amazing things if I do say so myself!) - 17 May 2015

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