Sesame Dulce Bars

Sesame Dulce Bars IMAGE Image by: Sesame Dulce Bars IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

Every cookie tray needs a standout treat that's anything but cookie-cutter, so make this yours! Choose thick dulce de leche, the caramelized sweetened condensed milk commonly used in South American desserts, for the best texture.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Ingredients

Crust:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
Sesame Dulce Filling:
  • 450 g white chocolate (about 1 lb) chopped
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted

Method

Crust: In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in tahini, sesame seeds and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Knead gently just until dough comes together.

Press into bottom of parchment paper– lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until edges are light golden, about 18 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.

Sesame Dulce Filling: While crust is cooling, in heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat chocolate with dulce de leche, stirring often, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes; stir in vanilla. Scrape over crust, smoothing top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.) Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars.

Tip from The Test Kitcehn: To ensure the sesame cookie base is even in these bars, use the bottom of a measuring cup to press it into the pan.

Nutritional facts per bar: about

  • Sodium 18 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 117.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 59 mg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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