Butterscotch Cashew Bars Recipe
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Butterscotch Cashew Bars Recipe

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I knew these nutty bars were a success when I took them on our annual family vacation. My husband couldn't stop eating them...and my sister-in-law, who is a great cook, asked for the recipe. It makes a big batch, which is good, because they go quickly! —Lori Berg Wentzville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup Corn Syrup
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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2-1/2 cups salted cashew halves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 199 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture just until combined.
  2. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
  4. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with cashews; press down lightly. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Cashew Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 199 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"This recipe has become an annual Christmas Cookie for our family! We love the combination of butterscotch and cashews. It is also quick and easy to make!"

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"If I recall correctly, I'd made this recipe when it came out & the results were delicious! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Warning, you'll like them tooooo much!"

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Since first seeing this recipe , I have made it 3 or 4 times, and it continues to be requested by my family and friends. I made it for a barbecue in the summer and I'm making it for Christmas.It is a great year round recipe...We all love them and they are not hard to make!"

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"My husband and 2 teenage sons love, love, love this recipe. If your a fan of cashews, and who isn't, you will love these sweet and salty bars!"

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