Treat Yourself to Lili Forberg’s Crispy Caramel Squares

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

May 5, 2022

Lili's Crispy Caramel Squares recipe - Mykidstime

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Take your crispy treats to the next level by adding a layer of homemade caramel! Lili Forberg shares her recipe for crispy caramel squares from her new book Lili’s Family Favourites.

Adults and kids will love these delicious bites, so you’re guaranteed to be making these on a regular basis!

Lili’s Crispy Caramel Squares

Lili's Crispy Caramel Squares recipe - Mykidstime

Makes 12


For the base:

  • 100g crisped rice cereal
  • 50g butter
  • 400g milk chocolate

For the caramel layer:

  • 1 x 397g tin condensed milk
  • 75g butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

For the topping:

  • 300g milk chocolate
  • 100ml cream

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  1. Grease and line a 9 inch/23cm square tin.
  2. To make the base, place the crisped rice in a large bowl.
  3. Place the chocolate and butter together in another bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue to microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each burst, until melted.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the crisped rice and stir.
  5. Spoon the mix into the lined tin, press down into an even layer and refrigerate.
  6. To make the caramel layer, place the condensed milk, butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan.
  7. Heat on medium, stirring constantly, until bubbling – do not heat on high, as it will burn. Reduce the heat and simmer for around 10 minutes, until it reduces and darkens a bit.
  8. Pour the mix over the chilled crisped rice, smooth it out, and stick it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. For the topping, add the cream to the chocolate and microwave in short bursts until the chocolate has melted. Stir well to combine.
  10. Pour the topping over the caramel layer, and replace in the fridge for at least an hour.
  11. When set, remove from the tin, trim the edges and cut into squares.
  12. They keep for 3–4 days in an airtight container.
Lili's Family Favourites

Recipe from Lili’s Family Favourites – Tasty, fuss-free recipes the whole family will love by Lili Forberg. Published by The O’Brien Press (€19.99/£17.99). Images © Lili Forberg

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Published On: May 5th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: July 18th, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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