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Caramel Bars

  Basic shortcrust pastry dough 1 (for base, made with 1/2 pound flour)
For filling
  Butter 4 Ounce
  Caster sugar 2 Ounce
  Golden syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Sweetened condensed milk 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can)
For topping
  Plain chocolate 4 Ounce
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce

1) Preheat oven to temperature of 400 degrees.

2) To prepare the base, on a floured surface, roll out the dough and use it to line the bottom of a Swiss roll tin of 11x7-inches.
3) Prick the dough.
4) Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, till golden in color.
5) To prepare the filling, in a pan, put all the ingredients and gently heat them till dissolved, constantly stirring.
6) Bring the mixture to a boil slowly and then gently simmer it for 5 to 7 minutes till thick, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon.
7) Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool slightly.
8) Spread the lukewarm mixture over the pastry and set aside to completely cool.
9) To prepare the topping, in a heatproof bowl, put the butter and chocolate and stand it over a pan of simmering water. Let the contents melt.
10) Spread the mixture all over the filling. Let it set and then cut into bars.
11) If you wish to freeze the bars, flash freeze till firm and then pack in a rigid container. Separate each layer with foil. Seal, label and store in the fridge.

12) To serve without freezing, place the bars on a serving plate and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. To serve frozen bars, first thaw at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and then serve. These would make a very good dessert, or even a quick snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2717 Calories from Fat 1696

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 193 g296.2%

Saturated Fat 106.4 g532.1%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 279.1 mg93%

Sodium 1010.6 mg42.1%

Total Carbohydrates 254 g84.8%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.3%

Sugars 136.7 g

Protein 14 g27.5%

Vitamin A 64.5% Vitamin C 0.61%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 31.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Caramel Bars Recipe