Golden Gate Bars are made with Ghirardelli Salted Caramel Brownie Mix. Golden Gate Bars are a layered bar that are simply delicious.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease 9 x 9-inch baking pan.
Shortbread Crust: Stir together butter, flour, and powdered sugar until well blended. Press into prepared pan. Bake crust 5 minutes. Place unopened caramel pouch in bowl of hot water for 5 minutes to soften caramel. Gently spread entire contents of caramel pouch evenly over baked crust.
Brownie: Place water, oil and egg in medium bowl and stir until fully mixed. Add brownie mix and stir until well blended. Spread batter evenly over caramel layer. Bake 40 minutes. Cool brownies completely before topping with ganache.
Ganache: In microwave-safe bowl, microwave cream on high power just until boiling. Add chocolate and stir until chips are completely melted. Pour warm ganache over cooled brownies and let set before cutting. Garnish with a sprinkle of sea salt, if desired.