Lisa’s Caramel Squares

Lisa’s Caramel Squares

A perfect Christmas square, these are very good  I make these for the holidays every year and they freeze very well too 🙂 

What you need

Bottom layer
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Second Layer
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Top Layer
1 1/2 Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

In a medium bowl, mix together 2/3 cup butter, white sugar, and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes. Pour over baked crust (warm or cool). Cool until it begins to firm.

Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir at 20-second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over the caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely.

Place squares in the fridge and chill. Cut into 1-inch squares. These need to be small because they are so rich.