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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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34 comments:

Ericka Breedlove said...

These caramel bars definitely look groovy! :) Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to vote for your favorite recipes!

Heather said...

OMG, these look awesome! Can't wait to try this recipe. I have a family of caramel lovers - with me leading the pack!!

Thanks for sharing these on the All Star Block Party

Robyn Osborn said...

Nettie, These look amazing! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday party!!

Robyn from Robyn's View

Erin @ Lemon Sugar said...

Yum, these look great! I love shortbread crusts! :) Thanks for linking up today at Share-It Saturdays, and come back soon!

Erin @ Lemon Sugar said...

Yum, these look great! I love shortbread crusts! :) Thanks for linking up today at Share-It Saturdays, and come back soon!

Marlys Folly said...

these look like a bar I used to make... Should make them again. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These look delicious!

Lois Christensen said...

Thank you Nettie for another great recipe! Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

Maureen said...

I've eaten these before but I've never tried making them myself. I bet I'd eat the whole thing. :)

Full Circle Creations said...

So yummy! I would want to eat the whole pan! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

These Caramel Bars look amazing, Nettie:)

Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

I'm your 100th follower! HOORAY! Congrats to ya friend! :) These look incredible too. Thanks for sharing!! Hope ya have a great day! :)

suzyhomemaker said...

These remind me of twix. I love shortbread, I love caramel, I love chocolate. I will be pinning these for sure!

Carole said...

Very nice blog. I am following you now. Please drop by to Carole's Chatter and check it out. You might like my Food on Friday series which focuses on a different ingredient. Last week it was Berries and Currants. This week it is pork. If you like my blog it would be great if you followed me back. Have a good week.

Aimee said...

Yum, these look great!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Erica,

Thanks for stopping by! Love your party and these bars are so groovy and yummy, my plate is empty and I need to make another batch! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Heather,

Yo will go crazy for these Groovy Caramel Bars if you love caramel! I love the All Star Block Party! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Robyn,

Thank you so much! So happy you stopped by! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Erin,

Thanks for stopping by, the shortbread crust makes this a perfect bar! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Marlys,


Hope you give them a try, they are wonderful! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Lisa,

Thank you and so happy to see you!

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Lois!
So happy you like my Groovy Caramel Bars! Great to see you!

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Maureen,

They are really wonderful! Make them for a party, then you can just have one, that's what I like to do! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Full Circle of Creations,

Yes these bars are a winner, hope you get a chance to make them! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Bibi!

Thank you so much, so great that you stopped by! See you soon! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Zachary and Sarah!


You are the winners! Thank you for being my 100th follower! So happy to see you and thank you! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Suzyhomaker,

These are even better than a Twix bar I think! Thank you for pinning them on Pinterest! So great that you stopped by! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Carole,

Thank you for following me! Your blog sounds great, I will come over and follow you too! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Aimee,

Thanks so much! Great to see you! Nettie

Lindsay said...

Thank you for adding my button and joining my link party!

Lindsay said...

Thank you for joining my link party at mommy's sweet confessions! I am going to have to make this soon, caramel, chocolate and shortbread....the most wonderful foods!!! You will also be featured in the sweet links spotlight today at this sundays link party. See you there!

Miz Helen said...

Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Carole said...

So great that you were going to come over and follow. However, I can't see you in my blog list. Do you follow with GFC (under what name?) or some other way??

Carole

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Carole, Might be under Lynnette Moore, nettie Moore or Moore or Less Cooking. Hope you can find it and sort it out! Thanks! nettie