Chewy Caramel Bars

  • Time for preparation: 10 minutes
  • Time for cooking: 25 minutes
  • Number of portions: 24



  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ pkg. (4.5 oz.) Werther‘s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the flour on low speed until combined. Press two-thirds of the crust mixture into the bottom of an ungreased, 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

3. Microwave sweetened condensed milk and caramels in a microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2½ minutes or until melted, stirring after 1½ minutes. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread hot mixture over the crust. Dot with remaining crust mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cool bars thoroughly before cutting.

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