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Caramel Shortbread Squares

These Caramel Shortbread Squares are a Buttery Shortbread with Sweet Caramel with a Milk Chocolate topping. Sinful!

Caramel Shortbread Squares

I recently made a batch of these Caramel Shortbread Squares for a camping trip we were taking with the in-laws. Between the 4 of us, we ate the whole pan in two days! There is no way you will be able to resist the flavor of these bars.

When you think about it, who doesn’t like caramel and chocolate? Layer that over a shortbread base and you have heaven!

Personally, I like my bars to be nice and thick. But if you prefer a thinner bar, simply use a larger baking pan.

Caramel Shortbread Squares

My Marshmallow Chocolate Squares is another easy-to-make dessert that everyone will love!

You will need the following ingredients to make this Caramel Shortbread Squares recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Light Corn Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk and Milk Chocolate Chips.

  1. Preheat Oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 2/3 Cup butter, white sugar and flour until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Press mixture into a 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 Cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove mixture from heat and using a wooden spoon, continuously mix for about 3 minutes. Pour mixture on crust. Let cool in the refrigerator until the mixture is firm.
  6. Place milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue to heat and stir every 20 seconds until the chocolate is smooth.
  7. Pour the chocolate over the top of the sugar mixture and smooth out with a spatula. Return to the refrigerator and let cool until the chocolate becomes firm to the touch.
Caramel Shortbread Squares

Caramel Shortbread Squares

These Caramel Shortbread Squares are a Buttery Shortbread with Sweet Caramel with a Milk Chocolate topping. Sinful!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Fridge Time 1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 201 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • ½ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 ¼ Cups Milk Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine 2/3 Cup butter, white sugar and flour until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Press mixture into a 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 Cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove mixture from heat and using a wooden spoon, continuously mix for about 3 minutes. Pour mixture on crust. Let cool in refrigerator until the mixture is firm.
  • Place milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue to heat and stir every 20 seconds until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate over the top of the sugar mixture and smooth out with a spatula. Return to the refrigerator and let cool until the chocolate becomes firm to the touch.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 38mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 315IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Abby says:

    Made these squares this week, and they were a big hit. Very easy to make and very delicious.

  2. Sharon says:

    These caramel bars are so easy to make and are so delicious. It took me no time at all to make and I brought them to a function I was attending and they were a great hit. As a matter of fact I gave out the recipe to three of my colleagues. It’s a keeper for me and my family.

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