Gooey Caramel Bars

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Total Time
8 mins
18 mins

Found these from Sugar Delirium. The caramel topping is rich and incredibly easy to make.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Cover an 8×8 pan with foil. Grease foil.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Pour over warm crust.
  4. Let cool completely (can put in the refrigerator to speed up process) then cut into squares.
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3 5

This was supposed to be delicious, but the caramel topping was so hard, that you couldn't bite it. The shortbread part was fine, but you had to cut a small piece and suck on it for a while before chewing. I wondered boiling the caramel for that long, since I've seen things get too hard that way, but it seems like nobody else had that problem. I did use lowfat condensed milk, so perhaps that was it. I think it would have been great had the caramel not been a threat to my teeth!

4 5

DD, Kat, and her co-workers would give these two thumbs up - if I could pry the Gooey Caramel Bars from their fists! The only minor complaints were that the caramel was too thick and I had to cook the base longer than stated. But, but this was because I used the 8"x8" pan as instructed in step #1. Step two mentions a "greased 9-in. square baking pan". Had I used the 9" pan, the base would probably have baked in the proper time and the caramel would have have been the perfect thickness. Thanks for the recommendation Topher.

5 5

These are awesome treats. I always make a double batch and add chocolate chips and skor chips to the hot topping,after its p[poured on the base, then cut the chips into the topping after they melt with a butter knife making a streaky chocolate effect. My grandmother used to make bars like these and I didnt have her recipe but this is similar and really good.