Gooey Caramel Bars

READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by Topher

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

Top Review by Mark and Stacy

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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