Caramel Shortbread Squares Recipe

An easy and delicious dessert square recipe.


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine, or butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup condensed milk

1 cup semi-sweet milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon margarine or butter


Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease and 8x8 inch baking pan.


Place the flour, sugar and margarine into a mixing bowl and combine using a wooden spoon.

Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

Place into preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Remove and place onto a cooling rack.

Let cool before putting the filling.


Place the margarine, sugar, syrup and sweetened condensed milk into a sauce pan and heat over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, and let it boil for five minutes, stirring constantly, as it can burn easily.

Remove from heat.

Beat with a wooden spoon until it starts to thicken, then pour over the cooled base.

Place into the refrigerator to cool before putting the chocolate topping layer.


Melt chocolate chips with margarine in a small saucepan over very low heat.

Once smooth and runny, pour over the cooled squares. Spread out with a spatula.

Place into the refrigerator to chill then cut into small squares.