Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tasty Tuesday Carmel Shortbread Squares & Link Up

Hi friends!  Welcome to another Tasty Tuesday, thanks so much for joining up!!

Sometimes you just need something more than a cookie.  Something with texture.  Depth.  Chewy and gooey-ness.  That is when you need this recipe.  It is a snap to make and will be devoured in less than a day if you're anything like my house.  Here's what you'll need...
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips

In a medium bowl mix together 2/3 cup butter, white sugar, and flour until crumbly.  

Press into a 8 inch square baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and condensed milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  

Let this boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat and stir vigorously with wooden spoon for 3 minutes, then pour onto the crust while it is still warm or cooled completely.
Side note-if you're like me and tend to get easily distracted and let the carmel sit so long that it's almost impossible to spread, simple "plop" it out onto the crust, and pop it into the microwave for a a few seconds until it is easier to spread.  Easy solution!  

Allow this to harden (this doesn't take long at all and can even be sped up even more by sticking it in the refrigerator). Then melt 1 cup milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 1 minute intervals stirring each time. Simply spread over carmel and refrigerate the whole thing to allow it to firm up.

Cut into squares and enjoy!  
Printable version found here!

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  1. Those bars look delicious!! :) Thank you for hosting. Hope you are having a great week

  2. Sweet party! Thank you for hosting :-)

  3. Thank you for the party :)
    I'd grab a few bars if I could - they look DELICIOUS !

  4. Stephanie, those caramel shortbread bars looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and also thanks for hosting :)

  5. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my Persian Shepard’s Pie. It's a leftover repurposer with a crispy rice shell! I’m also sharing my Quick Donut Rolls, a gluten-free, yeast-free dinner roll in a fun shape. It’s sure to be a hit with the kids!

  6. Thanks for the party! Have a great Tuesday. :)

  7. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by your party each week. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to swing by and party with us. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Ooh shortbread was on my list of trials for last weekend but i got side tracked. I'm definately doing them this weekend. Great party Stephanie thanks for hosting!

  9. Everything looks so good today! Thanks for the party and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  10. Thanks for hosting and for the feature! Sharing your recipe and party around!

  11. Thanks for hosting the fun party Stephanie!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  12. Thanks for the party, Stephanie! Have a great rest of the week!

  13. Your delicious Caramel Shortbread has been featured at Moore or Less Cooking, Simple Supper Tuesday Party! Nettie <3 http://mooreorlesscooking.com/2014/09/22/simple-supper-tuesday-linky-party-28/