CARAMEL SHORTBREAD SQUARES
2/3 C butter softened
1/4 C white sugar
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
1/2 C butter
1/2 C packed light brown sugar
2 Tbs light corn syrup
1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 C milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium bowl, mix together 2/3 C butter, white sugar and flour until evenly crumbly.
Press into a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.
In a 2 qt saucepan, combine 1/2 C butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened milk. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir at 20 second intervals 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 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. Chill. Cut into 1 inch squares.
These need to be small because they are very rich!
Prep time: 10 min Cook time 25 min. Yield 3 dozen