Caramel Squares

You know how there are foods that just totally mean home to you? Mine are scones, soda bread, banana muffins and these squares. They are a simple caramel square (aka millionaire’s shortbread), nothing too exotic, yet they are so good. They are often sitting in a tupperware waiting for any one of us when we come home to our parents house. My brother in law loves them and Claire makes them frequently. I don’t make them very often but I made them this week and they turned out just fine. So fine in fact that I whipped up another batch for my parents friend who has been visiting this week.  He raved about them and kept sneaking them out of the fridge. When he left today we tucked a pan into his suitcase, they are that kinda square.
caramel ingredients, gooey goodness

caramel ingredients, gooey goodness

This is another Company’s Coming recipe. It is on p. 116 of 150 Delicious Squares.

Base
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

Mix together butter, sugar and flour until crumbly. I use a pastry cutter but can use your hands, spoon, whatever. Bake for 20 minutes in a 9×9 pan @ 350 degrees.

Caramel Layer

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsps corn syrup
1/2 cup condensed milk

Mix together the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then boil for 5 minutes, stirring continuously to prevent it from burning.  Remove from stove top and beat for a few minutes. Pour over base.

Chocolate Layer

1 1/4 cups of milk chocolate chips (you can use any chocolate really, chips, bars, dark, semi sweet etc)

Melt chocolate and pour over caramel layer.

caramel squares aka family favorite

Make them now, you won’t be disappointed.

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7 responses to “Caramel Squares

  1. Loves Caramel

    Looks yummy.

  2. Those are my favourite!
    Getting better at the food photog!

  3. These look like the Twixt Squares I do! Still on my Christmas Baking must haves!

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  6. wow!!!

  7. I made this carmel bars and OMG they are soooo good.

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