Toffee Caramel Squares Recipe

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Layers of caramel and chocolate cover a cookie crust, creating these rich treats. I made several pans for our son's wedding and received many requests for the recipe. The scrumptious bars are also perfect for cookie exchanges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour over warm crust.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over filling. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Toffee Caramel Squares in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p30

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