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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Groovy Caramel Bars

It's Anna's baby shower and these are her sister's favorite bars. The gold medal goes to these Groovy Caramel Squares. Since Anna is a Gold Medalist these are perfect for her baby shower! This recipe comes from Jemma's recipe box, it's an Irish favorite. I think it will be yours as well. 3 steps for a flaky shortbread crust, a gooey caramel filling and a perfect chocolate glaze.
Combine flour and sugar in a bowl.
Cut in butter until crumbly.

 
Grease baking dish.

Press mixture into bottom of pan and bake.
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add sweetened condensed milk .
Add packed light brown sugar.
Crust is golden brown.
Add honey to filling mixture.
Boil and stir for 5 minutes.
Pour caramel filling over warm crust.
 
Melt chocolate chips in microwave.
Groovy Caramel Bars
 


 Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup sugar
10 tablespoons cold butter


Filling

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons honey


Glaze

2 cups bittersweet chocolate
1 tablespoon shortening


Directions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Shortbread Crust

In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a 9" square baking dish. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Caramel Filling

Combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Pour over warm crust.

Glaze

In the microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening for 1-1 1/2 minutes, or until melted, stir after 30 seconds. Spread over filling. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. This recipe is adapted from Jemma's recipe book. This post has been linked up to these fabulous blogs! Nettie

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