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Toffee Caramel Squares

 Toffee Caramel Squares
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.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

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

  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat; boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour over warm
  • crust.
  • 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,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.