Kirsche and I seem to swap treat recipes more than any other type! These were another favorite she would bring on her treat day back in the day when we worked together. I remember they would always be cut into perfect rectangles, I think her dad would make them for her to bring (he’s a great cook) and he only approved if they were perfect! Recently I took them to work (they are my favorite test audience) and they raved about them. They weren’t too tough to make, just required a little time between cooling.
Source: My friend, Kirsche
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter and 2 tbsp.
Melt butter. Stir flour and sugar together and add the melted butter. Pat into a 9×9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
Boil ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes; stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat until thick. Pour mixture over crust. Cool.
2 c. milk chocolate chips
Melt chocolate chips and spread evenly over caramel layer. Cool. Cut into bars.
[My 2 Cents]
The recipe says to cool the caramel mixture before adding the chocolate layer. I found the last time I made these that since I let the caramel cool before adding the chocolate, once the chocolate was hardened it separated when I cut them into bars. I think if you add the chocolate while the caramel is still warm it will “fuze” together better and allow for the bars to stay in tact when cutting.