Yesterday was a long day. A super fun, but loooooong day. So, on my way home, I wanted something sweet as a little pick-me-up. I stopped by Starbucks, and this Salted Caramel Sweet Square popped out to me. It looked really tasty, so I bought it at $1.50.
It’s not huge, but moderately sized. I would estimate half the size of my palm, in square form. I found it to be the perfect size because it was very rich and very sweet (read- very delicious!), so it was just right.
On the bottom, was a crumby, graham cracker/pie crust like layer. On top of that, was I believe some pretzels held together in a sticky substance, and then a chocolate-caramel layer on top. The chocolate-caramel layer was very smooth, sort of like frosting. Predominantly, the name was right on. Salted Caramel Sweet Square is a perfect name for this bar. It was SALTY, sweet, and had a delicious caramel/chocolate flavor. I couldn’t get over how delicious it was, and although I thought I would have wanted another one since it was small, I was satisfied with one because the flavors were really intense, and really delicious.
Overall, 4 1/2 stars. I cannot give this 5 stars since it’s probably not the healthiest thing (and has 6 grams of saturated fat!), but in moderation, so yummy and so worth it. I would certainly get it again.
What’s your favorite treat from Starbucks?
1 square is 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
5 thoughts on “Starbucks Salted Caramel Sweet Square”
Next time I’m in starbucks, I will definitely be trying that.
yes! it was so worth it. let me know if you like it!! 🙂
Quick and Easy Version ~ Starbucks Salted Carmel Sweet Squares
These taste identical!! Here you go and enjoy…
Ingredients for Crust , Carmel and Pretzels
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C butter or stick margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp fat-free milk
80 small soft caramel candies
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 C finely chopped pecans
2 C of crushed pretzels
Ingredients for Chocolate Fudge
1 2/3 C granulated sugar
2/3 C Evaporated Milk
2 Tbsp butter
2 C Miniature marshmallows and
2 C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°.
Beat the first 4 crust ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add flour to sugar mixture, stirring until well-blended. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Firmly press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
While crust is baking, combine milk and caramel candies in a medium sauce-pan. Place over low heat; cook until candies melt, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla; remove from heat.
Remove the crust from oven. Pour the caramel mixture (reserve some carmel to swirl on top) evenly over hot crust. Sprinkle with pecan and pretzel mixture. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Once crust, carmel and pecan pretzel mixture are cooled, start making Fudge.
Combine sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (or just about). Boil 4 minutes. Remove from heat then stir in marshmallows and chocolate chips. Stir until melted and combined. Add vanilla and stir.
Pour fudge mixture on top of cooled crust mixture, then warm reserved carmel in microwave and add a pinches of salt and drizzle over the fudge layer. Take knife and gently run it through the salted caramel ribbon to make sure its swirled throughout. Chill, set and cut into squares.
YUMMY !!!!! =D
wow!! thanks so much! certainly trying these =]
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