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25 Jun

The first time I rambled on here I said I would post recipes, which I have yet to do. That changes right now, here comes one of my most favorite recipes. I LOVE these squares. They are sweet, rich and seriously unhealthy. You can find similar recipes online under names like millionaire shortbread or skor bars, in my family the name is,
Millionaire Squares
To do it they way I do you are going to need:
1 mixing bowl
2 heavy sauce pans
Measuring cups/scoops/spoons (whatever you prefer)
1 stirring utensil for the base mixture
1 large spoon or flat edged ladle type thing, I don’t know what the thing I use is called. It’s made of wood and it’s flat and has a straight edge. You need to do a lot of stirring of a hot mixture and I find it’s best to have something with a flat edge to keep the mixture from settling on the bottom of the hot pan and burning.
1 8×8 glass pan
Ingredients and Method
For the base
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter – you may find you need to add a bit more to get the mixture to hold together in the pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the above ingredients in your mixing bowl. It will be crumbly when stirring but should clump together when pressed. Grease the bottom of your 8×8 pan and press this mixture into it.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until it turns lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
The middle
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In your first (larger if you have two different sizes) heavy sauce pan melt the 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat. Add the corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. You want to bring this to a boil, you may need to increase your heat slightly. This you MUST stir constantly for 12-15 minutes while it boils, I like to use something with a flat edge to ensure nothing burns on the bottom of the pot. it will become a light golden caramel type colour. Do not let it burn. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir. Pour this over your cooled base and smooth it out so it covers evenly. Let this layer cool.
The top
Chocolate chips – I love milk chocolate so that’s what I use here, you can use dark, semi or milk it’s whatever you prefer
Teaspoon or so butter
In your second (smaller of the two) sauce pan melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add your chocolate and stir until melted. Be careful melting chocolate, if it becomes pasty it’s burnt and that’s yucky. You can melt it in the microwave if you want, I find it much easier to burn in the microwave so I prefer the stove top where I can see what’s going on.
Smooth your melted chocolate over the middle layer. Allow it to cool.
Once set slice into squares.
Beware addiction may occur.

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