I think dessert is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. Especially when you’ve had a long, relaxing weekend, you might need an extra decadent dessert to keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. Trust me, it helps. We are going all out with this weeks dessert- chocolate caramel shortbread. One layer of a sweetened cookie shortbread, topped with a thick caramel filling, and a glossy sea salt chocolate ganache to finish it off. There is nothing subtle or ‘light’ about this recipe (unless you count the fact that we are using light whipping cream in the ganache). These bars are decadent, and dreamy, and everything you want in a Monday night’s dessert.
Now one quick disclaimer- this is not technically a shortbread. ‘True’ shortbread is made up of butter, flour and sugar, and that’s it. But this version of a shortbread has to support 2 thick layers of caramel and chocolate, so I made it a little softer, sturdier, and sweeter than your classic crispy shortbread crust.