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Caramel Shortbread Squares

This is a new recipe for me. I saw it recently in our local paper and the photo was so tempting I knew I would try it soon. It didn’t disappoint. They remind me of a Twix bar. They are pretty rich so a little 1-inch square goes a long way. I hope you give it a try. Enjoy.

Makes 40 – 1-inch squares


2/3 cup butter, room temperature

¼ cup granulated sugar

1¼-cup flour

½ cup packed light brown sugar

½ cup butter

2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

½ cup sweetened condensed milk

1¼ milk chocolate chips (see note)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl or food processor, mix together the 2/3 cup butter, granulated sugar and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9” square baking pan. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

In a 2-quart saucepan (preferably non-stick), combine brown sugar, remaining ½ cup butter, the corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon about 3 minutes.

Pour over baked crust (warm or cool). Cool until it begins to firm.

Place chocolate in a microwave –safe bowl. Heat on high (100% power) 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir at 20-second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely.

Chill and cut into 1” squares.

Note: As a variation, substitute dark chocolate chips for the milk chocolate and sprinkle with salt flakes.

Store in the refrigerator after cutting into squares.


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