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 & 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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