caramel nut squares

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Deanna Ogle
from Bellingham, WA

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 @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For caramel nut squares

  • 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
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How To Make caramel nut squares

  • 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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