4 Reviews

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!

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Mark & Stacy October 04, 2009

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.

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Kat's Mom August 12, 2007

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.

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sivle5555 May 11, 2007

These bars are an amazing treat. I knew they were going to be good so I doubled them and made them in a 9x13 pan lined with non-stick foil. I didn't grease it and it didn't need it. When they were finished setting up, I pulled them out of the pan by the foil and they were easy to cut with a regular butter knife. The caramel topping is so creamy and it melts in your mouth. Worth more than 5 stars for a delicious easy to make bar, thanks for sharing.

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Robyn:) April 13, 2007
Gooey Caramel Bars