Chewy Caramel Bars

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

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-14 oz. can sweetened
  • condensed milk
  • 25 pieces (5.5 oz.) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. For crust, beat butter in a large mixing bowl with 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.

For filling, combine sweetened condensed milk and Werther’s Chewy Caramels in medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until caramels melt and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread hot mixture over the crust. Dot with remaining crust mixture. Bake in preheated oven 30–35 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. To ensure even squares, cool the layered bars thoroughly before cutting.

Makes about 2 dozen.

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