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Butterscotch Cashew Bars Recipe

Butterscotch Cashew Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2-1/2 cups salted cashew halves

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Butterscotch Cashew Bars

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melrn784
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Oh my, these are good! My husband told me that I had to get them out of the house and never make them again because he couldn't stop eating them. ;-) A very easy recipe that will impress others."

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RitaluvsTOH
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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delowenstein
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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jaelspike
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

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

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pams2cook
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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imvideomom
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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