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Toffee Caramel Squares Recipe

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. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 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

Directions

  • 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. Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan. 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.

Nutritional Facts

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