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Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars

I’m not usually interested in food porn, i.e. mouth watering pictures of food that you’ll never go through the trouble of making because it probably won’t turn out the same in your kitchen with your “cooking” skills. In this case I had to make an exception.

The other day I picked up a new cookbook, Low Carbing Among Friends, which very much does NOT fall into this category. Mostly because there are no pictures! And yet it’s still selling like hotcakes, which is quite impressive.  So after visiting one of the author’s blog, All Day I Dream About Food, which most definitely IS food porn, I stumbled upon this recipe.

Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars


I had to try it. But I wasn’t ready to accept failure if they didn’t come out right. So I forced my husband to make them for me! This is why I love the man…

The result? They taste just as good as they look. The shortbread crust is crunchy, the middle sweet sticky and caramel like and the top is creamy chocolate awesomeness. Just one bar was enough to satisfy which is notable because normally I’m a “slowly sneak bits throughout the night until the whole pan is gone” kind of gal.

Each bar has 6 g of carbs and 2.3 g of fiber. So even if you splurge and have more than one, you’ll be okay.