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Butterscotch Cashew Bars

 Butterscotch Cashew Bars
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 Wen
42 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, corn
  • syrup, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until
  • smooth.
  • 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.

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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.