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Chocolate Caramel Bars


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: about 4 dozen bars 1x

Description

A cookie base is topped with a thin layer of chocolate and a homemade caramel.


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Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Caramel

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine the flour, butter, brown sugar and salt. Beat until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot crust immediately after removing from the oven. Let sit for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate chips turn glossy and soft. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly. Set aside.
  3. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil. Stop stirring and allow to boil for 4 minutes. Gently pour over the chocolate layer. Cool completely. Refrigerate until the chocolate and caramel are set, about 1 hour.
  4. Bring to room temperature to cut into 2×1-inch bars.
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  6. slightly adapted from Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Recipes