Caramel Nut Squares

Deanna Ogle

By
@whodunitrdr

These bars have a rich, buttery shortbread crust with a creamy caramel nut filling and a chocolate topping.


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Comments:

Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
You bite into these and you taste all the buttery goodness from the crust. Then, add the caramel and chocolate? Oh my... these are delish! A great dessert to take to your next pot luck or holiday party. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

Ingredients

CRUST

2 1/4 c
flour
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
butter, cold

CARAMEL LAYER

3/4 c
butter
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tbsp
light corn syrup
3/4 c
sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c
walnut pieces

TOPPING

1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp
butter, cold

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix flour, sugar and 3/4 cup butter until crumbly like cornmeal, pat into ungreased 13" x 9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
2
Bring 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk to a boil in large saucepan over medium heat, boil for 5 minutes, stirring until thickened slightly. Stir nuts into caramel, pour over baked crust, cool.
3
Melt chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter in double boiler over hot water until smooth. Pour over cooled caramel and spread evenly. Cool. Cut into 2" squares. Makes 24 squares.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy