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Dulce de Leche Bars

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Dulce de Leche Bars

Aren’t you the lucky ones today? My sweet and talented friend, Roxana, is guest posting for me while I am tied up with my volunteer gig. As an accomplished baker, Roxana wows me again and again with her beautiful breads and sweets. She is the creator of the Chocolate Party in which I participate each month as well as a Bake Your Own Bread recipe round up. I admire her incredible energy and gift of creativity. Make sure to pop over to Roxana’s blog, Roxana’s Home Baking, to say hello! Today she’s sharing these decadent Dulce de Leche Bars.

Hello! I’m Roxana, for those who don’t know me, the self-taught baker, wannabe photographer and sugar addict behind Roxana’s Home Baking.

Just like Liz’s blog, mine is focused on baking everything from scratch. Baking from scratch has a reputation of being too complicated and/or time-consuming. I’m here to prove people wrong. Home baking may be as simple as a muffin recipe or something more laborious like a yeast bread or a layer cake. I want to inspire people to put away the store-bought bread or cake mix box and get messy in the kitchen. That’s how memories are made!

Most of the recipes found on my blog rely on simple techniques everyone can master with a little bit of patience.

For today I’ve made easy dulce de leche bars. Reading the directions may seem a little complicated, but it’s really simple. And the taste, 10 times better compared to the amount you put in.

dulce de leche bars stacked and on a small pedestalThe base is an oatmeal cookie dough made with all-purpose flour, oats, butter, and sugar. Brown sugar is used not only for the flavor but also to give a little chewiness to the bars. Once you’ve made the dough, which takes less than 2 minutes in the food processor, you spread most of it evenly on the bottom of a baking pan. Bake for a couple of minutes, take out, spread the dulce de leche over it and crumble the reserved dough and bake until golden brown.

Does that sound hard to you? I told you it’s easy!


Dulce de Leche Bars on a wire rack

Dulce de Leche Bars

Gooey crumb bars filled with dulce de leche!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 24


Recipe courtesy of Roxana's Home Baking

  • 1 1/2 cups 180 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 135 grams rolled oats
  • 1 cup 200 grams brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup 226 grams diced cold butter
  • 1 can, 380 grams dulce de leche, room temperature


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 11X7" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor add all the ingredients except the dulce de leche. Pulse a couple of times until it comes together in a ball. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cookie dough. Shape it into an oval disc, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it into the freezer.
  3. The remaining dough, press it evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, open the can of dulce de leche, place the thick caramel sauce in a small saucepan, and heat it gently on the store, stirring constantly.
  5. Without turning off the oven, take the pan out and pour the warm dulce de leche over it.
  6. Grate the frozen reserved cookie dough over the dulce de leche layer and bake for further 30 minutes or until golden brown and the sides are bubbly.
  7. Take the pan out of the oven and leave to cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g


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Thank you Liz for allowing me to share the recipe for these bars with your lovely readers. I hope I’ll see you soon on Roxana’s Home Baking.

Didn’t I tell you she was marvelous???? Thanks, Roxana, for sharing this amazing recipe with my readers!!! I can’t wait to meet you in person at the Food Blog Forum in Orlando next week.  Roxana can be found on Twitter, Facebook, PinterestGoogle+ and her blog, Roxana’s Home Baking.

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37 comments on “Dulce de Leche Bars”

  1. I’m pretty sure everything made from scratch or by hand is better. You know exactly what’s going in and coming out.

  2. Wow—looks absolutely fab! Thanks, Roxana. (Liz, hope the designer showcase is going well!)

  3. Looks super! What a great guest post! Popping over to the blog now 🙂

  4. How fitting to have two of the sweetest ladies in the food blogosphere sharing the same page. And recipe for incredibly scrumptious looking Dulce de Leche Bars!

  5. These Dulce de Luche bars look amazing!! Great guest post and lovely photos!

  6. Lizzy , those are pretty yummy bars ! Wonderful photos as well 🙂

  7. These bars are amazing! I love Roxana! Another winner with this recipe!

  8. These look amazing!!! Thank you for sharing them! Dulce de Leche…you just can’t lose!

  9. They look simply delicious 😀 I want to try them! 😀

    Have a nice day 😀

  10. Those look fabulous. Roxana, you’re not a wannabe photographer, you ARE a photographer.

  11. Ooh, dulce de leche bars. How tasty!

  12. These dulce de leche bars look fantastic. I must give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

  13. i’m craving such this lovely sweets bites…
    thx for giving this recipe..

  14. Nice to meet you Roxana and wow those bars look amazing, I adore anything with dulche de leche.

  15. Yes, dulce de leche goes with everything and makes amazing bars. These are decadent Roxana! Very fitting as a guest post in Liz´ blog!

  16. Absolutely decadent! Love Dulce de Leche ‘anything’! Great job Roxanne!

  17. Hi Roxana! You and Lizzy are some of the best bakers I know, how fun to see you pairing up together. These bars look like they would be quite dangerous to have in the house, surely impossible to eat just one! I think Dulce de Leche is a flavor that is loved all around the world.

  18. Absolutely love these bars, what a fabulous guest post! 🙂

  19. I want one right now!

  20. They should be called the licking bars…This is exactly what I would like to do before devouring them. 🙂

  21. I make most things by scratch. So this recipe is right up my alley. Great dish! And terrific guest post. Thanks so much.

  22. I love Dulce de Leche desserts and have several recipes on my blog. I make my own Dulce de Leche and never use store-bought version!

  23. I just bought a can of dulce de leche with no dessert in mind, so I didn’t know what I would do with it. I have found my solution, thanks!

  24. I love duche de leche. Can’t get enough of it. What a beautiful looking slice that I would love to taste xx

  25. These look perfect! and love the idea of dulce de leche wrapped up in a bar!

  26. Oh Liz, this dulce de leche bars look great…I love the gooey, sticky layer of dulce de leche…yum!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

  27. Roxana makes the richest and tastiest sweets!

  28. Everything Roxana makes looks so good! These bars are perfection!

  29. Wow I didn’t expect to see such simple recipe, Roxana! I might try this this weekend! Thanks Lizzy, you two have been my great baking teachers. 🙂

  30. These bars look irresistible and the taste is surely to die for!

  31. I love dulce de leche and these sound amazing!

  32. I would eat half a dozen of these beauties and not feel too guilty. 🙂 Wonderful guest post Roxana. 🙂

  33. Hi Ladies,

    Today, I made the bars. They tasted awesome. Every one enjoyed it.
    I wanted to however ask you a ? regarding the texture of the bars. Does the bars get crunchy on the base and chewy in the center. That is how mine turned out. Please do send me a mail. Thank you.

  34. I am totally enamoured with dulce de leche, and these bars look and sound delicious. Can’t wait to make them.

  35. after my first attempt to ever bake failed i just stopped and thought baking is not for me… but this one looks so delish and easy enough, so im going to try! plus i just love dulce de leche.

  36. I spotted your recipe on Pinterest and recently made them. I brought them to a church dinner and everyone loved them. Thanks for posting it.

  37. I thought these were even better the next day after they set up.

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