Milk Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars Recipe - Skillful Cook
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Milk Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars

5 reviews / 4.8 average

Awwhhh snap.

These are gooooood.

Like, chocolate-on-caramel, ate-5-before-dinner, don't-need-no-Valentine sort of good.

Milk chocolate dulce de leche bar on a white plate.

Not like I'm thinking about Valentine's Day or anything. My mind is continuously replaying what it was like to slurp up the warm, creamy, dulce de leche filling straight out of the pan.

Burned tongue? Totally over it.

I promise I'm not really thinking about Vee-day. But since I brought it up again, let's have a word. If you want to go the traditional Valentine's route of flowers and cards, you just go right ahead and do that. Flowers are always nice and they will make someone happy.

But I'm not going to lie to you. Flowers get a whole lot nicer when they are served alongside a pan {a.whole.pan.} of these dulce de leche bars.

Who - me? Use my blog to send a secret message to my husband?

Come on.

Fork in a milk chocolate dulce de leche bar on a white plate.
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Milk Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars


These milk chocolate dulce de leche bars are layers of sweet perfection - shortbread, dulce de leche, and milk chocolate frosting. Dreamy.


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. Place the coconut, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. When melted, pour over the dry mixture and mix until a crumbly dough forms. Stirring with a rubber spatula helps spread the butter into the dry ingredients. Press into 9×13 pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown and lightly set. Let crust cool completely.
  3. Heat sweetened condensed milk with butter (2 tbs) and light corn syrup for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Liquid should turn a deep beige color. Pour and spread sauce over cooled crust and bake for 12-14 minutes. The sauce will be a light golden brown color and there will be bubbles when you remove it from the oven. Cool completely or until sauce has set enough to frost over the top.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Pour over the bars and spread evenly.


Refrigerate for a period of time (I did mine overnight) to help the frosting set. Then store at room temperature for easiest cutting and serving.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dulce de leche bars, milk chocolate dulce de leche bars

OK, fine.

One milk chocolate dulce de leche bar on a white plate.

Cute bar butt. Happy now?

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Chocolate and dulce de leche are a most perfect combination for Valentine’s Day… or any day!

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      I can’t even go there. They’re worth every last little ounce of butter! 🙂

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    Oh my…these look amazing!! A treat for any night of the week, and most definitely one to have before dinner, IMHO 🙂

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      I just had to look up IMHO. Thanks for keeping me on the cutting edge like that. 🙂

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    I would most definitely accept a tray of these over flowers, or a card, or a fancy dinner out. Who needs a fancy schmancy dinner when you can sit on the couch and eat these straight out of the pan in your sweatpants?? (If my boyfriend is reading this, boxes of chocolate will still be appreciated, regardless.)

    P.S. The part about the bar butt was my favorite part of the whole post. 😉

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    awww man… even though i burned my arm making caramel this weekend and had sworn off making anything remotely similar cause it hurts so bad… i don’t know if i can resist! these look freaking awesome!!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    “Awwhhh snap”

    The first thing I thought of when I saw that was “Oh no you di’int”

    These look outstanding…

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      Lol… I was so relieved when I realized I had these waiting in my queue … I have done zero cooking this week after last weekend’s madness!

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    OMG, this looks so good! I’ll save it for when we have company over here, so I feel less guilty! I might end up eating it all by myself!

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    This is what you brought to House Groups right? SOOOOOO GOOOOOD. These will probably be my date on Valentines Day 🙂 What a good night that will be!

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    Okay seriously, does it get any better than this? I mean, come on. Chocolate, coconut and a full stick of butter.. check, check and check. Best dessert ever. I can’t wait to make this one although it may be dangerous to leave me alone with them as I have a feeling I may try to eat the whole dang batch. But if that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Thanks for the great recipe!