Maple Walnut Chocolate Squares Maple Walnut Chocolate Squares

Photography: Ronald Tsang | Food styling: Claire Stubbs, Donna Borooah & Tanya Osmond | Prop styling: Renée Drexler/Geary House

Shortbread, walnut, caramel and chocolate come together to make decadent squares that are impossible to resist.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes


Walnut Caramel:


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on all sides.

Shortbread: In large bowl, using hand mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar and salt until fluffy, about 3 minutes; stir in flour just until combined. Press into bottom of prepared pan; refrigerate for 10 minutes. Prick all over with fork. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Walnut Caramel: In saucepan, bring butter, condensed milk and maple syrup to simmer over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened and light golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and salt; stir in nuts. Scrape over Shortbread, spreading evenly; refrigerate for 15 minutes. 

Topping: In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering water, melt chocolate with butter; spread over Walnut Caramel. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares. 

Makes about 25 squares.

Nutritional facts PER SQUARE: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 93 mg
  • Sugars 20 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 249
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 118 mg
  • Cholesterol 28 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g


  • Iron 5
  • Folate 6
  • Calcium 5
  • Vitamin A 9
  • Vitamin C 1
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Maple Walnut Chocolate Squares