Easy caramel squares

    3 hours 55 min

    I make these easy caramel squares all the time for school cake sales and Christmas food gifts. You can adjust each section to make each layer as thick as you like.

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    Serves: 10 

    • Shortbread base
    • 185g plain flour
    • 160g butter
    • 75g caster sugar
    • Caramel
    • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 125g butter
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • Chocolate
    • 375g dark chocolate
    • 2 tablespoons cream

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 25cm square baking tin.
    2. Place the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.
    3. Press into a 25cm square tin; bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
    4. Add the condensed milk, butter and golden syrup into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour mixture on the cooled shortbread base then freeze for 20 minutes while preparing the chocolate.
    5. Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler with the cream, stirring regularly. When melted, spread it evenly over the caramel layer; cool in fridge.
    6. When chocolate is just beginning to set, cut into squares.

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    Reduced butter in caramel to 4 tablespoons after reading other reviews.  -  15 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I will make it with double the caremel next time, but think that is a preference thing. Worked out great and easier than I thought.  -  15 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)