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pattycakes's picture

Caramel squares

Hello, bakers,

I was in Ireland a couple of weeks ago, where the caramel squares are available everywhere. We had one very memorable variation, which had a rather dry filling, almost like a peanut butter filling texture, but without the peanutbutter, I think. All the other varieties had gooey caramel. For those who have never had them, they are a shortbread base with a layer of caramel over them, topped with melted chocolate.

Very delicious, and having come home to make the gooey variety, I would like to find the dry kind. Anyone have a recipe?

Thank you!


LuLu B's picture
LuLu B

there are lots of recipes if you google recipe search "millionaire shortbread"

my local bakery, The Hungry Ghost, in Northampton, MA, makes delicious ones with a gooey filling, topped with sea salt.


pattycakes's picture

Yes, there are many, many recipes for gooey ones, and they are very good. The ones I described are dry in the middle. Very good, too. Thanks for your reply!