This is the problem with following random recipes online:
They usually suck.
I wanted to use one of the Shortbread versions…Caramel coating a thin cookie covered in chocolate and coconut; opposed to the actual cookie which is mostly Corn Syrup (but tastes oh-so-good)
The first mistake I made was using those Kraft caramel chews…They start off hard as a rock, you melt them and then they become hard as a rock once again, but in different form.
By the grace of the sugar gods I happened to have some “Hot caramel sauce” in my fridge (big surprise) and used that as the binder instead.
If I would have known what a hassle it was to use the Kraft stuff I would have just made my own caramel!
Next time I’ll just stick with Trefoils