Caramel Nut Squares

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Deanna Ogle

By
@whodunitrdr

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Caramel Nut Squares

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.

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About Caramel Nut Squares

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




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