Today I’m going to share with you delicious no bake recipe for Caramel Wafer Bars. These were one of my Christmas favorites when growing up and they still are till this day. My mom made them only for holidays and I’ve always considered them a special treat. Even though I can make them anytime I want they never quite taste the same as they do at Christmas time. I’m sure you know what I mean.
Ingredients are very simple and most of them you probably have in the pantry already, minus the wafers. They are not regulars at grocery stores but can be easily found in Polish stores or most European store carry them. You can also get them online as Tort Wafers.
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts/pecans (optional)
- 1/2 ground walnuts (optional)
- 2 sticks/1cup room temperature butter
- 3 Cake Wafer Sheets
- Dark chocolate for dipping optional
Heat sugar on low heat, until it liquifies and caramelizes. Once melted and golden brownish in color(make sure not to burn it), gradually stir in soften butter. Then pour in sweetened condensed milk. Stir until well blended and smooth. Mixture is very hot.
Remove from hear and stir in ground and chopped nuts, if using. You can also use pecans if you prefer.
Layer warm caramel filing between wafer sheets. I usually use 3 wafers sheets but you can use only 2 or use that 3.
Weight the wafer bar down with magazines and refrigerate overnight.
Cut into bars, and dip in dark chocolate or leave plain.
Store on the cool place.
Store on the cool place. These last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
For a visual help with the recipe here a recipe video. These caramel wafers come with a warning.
They are addictive, I personally love them chilled.