Peanut Caramel Squares


  • 125g butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup SR flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbspn custard powder


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 125g roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 90g butter


  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add yolk, mix well.
  • Add sifted flours, custard powder and salt, mix to a firm dough.
  • Press mixture into lined 18x28cm lamington tin.
  • Bake in moderate oven 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven spread with prepared topping mixture return to moderate oven for further 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool in tin, cut into squares


  • Place brown sugar, golden syrup and butter in a small saucepan , stir over low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissoled. 
  • Simmer gently 5 minutes, stir in roughly chopped nuts.

Wendy Eves.