About this recipe:These caramel squares are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake.
150g (5 oz) butter, softened
4 tablespoons caster sugar
150g (5 oz) plain flour
110g (4 oz) butter
110g (4 oz) light brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
150g (5 oz) condensed sweetened milk
225g (8 oz) plain or milk chocolate, chopped
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:25min › Extra time:25min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
In a medium bowl, mix together 150g butter, caster sugar and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 23cm (9 in) square baking tin. Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool.
In a saucepan, combine 110g butter, brown sugar, golden syrup and condensed sweetened milk. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes. Pour over baked shortbread base. Let cool until the caramel begins to set (place in the fridge to speed up the process).
Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir at 20 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over the set caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely. Chill till set. Cut into 2 to 3cm squares. These need to be small because they are so rich!
Great recipe. If you want the White lines in the chocolate like in picture 2, melt a little bit of White chocolate and get teaspoon or a small similar object and get some of the chocolate and kind of dribble it on in a pattern on the chocolate. - 25 Jan 2012
Really easy and fantastic! Used an electric whisk when mixing instead of a wooden spoon - did the job with less effort. Highly recommend this recipe. Also lined and greased the tin for ease of removal. - 13 May 2013