June 25, 2014

Recipe Wednesday - Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares!

Welcome back to recipe Wednesday. I filmed this video last week as I had set out to find a delicious treat to make for my sons teachers as an end of the year thank you! I was sent this recipe by a friend and thought it was worth a shot! Sounded delicious and I sure hope they enjoyed their treat, I know I did! Here is the recipe below and I added a few pictures I took of the process! And be sure to check out our video at the bottom and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there!

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares

1 1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, use a pastry blender to mix together the 1 1/3 cup butter, white sugar, and flour until evenly crumbly.

Gather the dough into a ball and place into a 9 by 13 baking dish.
Press the dough out evenly into the dish and then pierce with a fork.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Continue to boil and stir for 5 minutes (never stop stirring or it will burn!). Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a spoon for about 3 minutes.

Pour the caramel over the cooled shortbread crust. Place in the fridge until the caramel begins firm.

Place the chocolate and peanut butter in a small sauce pan over low heat.

Stir often until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Pour chocolate over the caramel layer and spread evenly.

Chill before cutting into squares.


June 11, 2014

Recipe Wednesday - Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Today Im sharing one of my favorite recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I made these up this week with the help of Linc and Aria for our next door neighbour who is RCMP to thank him for his service this week (if you don't know what's up, check out my vlog for a video on what happened).

Here's a couple photos of the process:

Now for the recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 bag or 2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg.  Add dry ingredients.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Mine go in the oven for 9 minutes exactly.