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Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars Recipe

Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars Recipe

These rich bars are a hit with everyone who tries them. The moist, cake-like crust pairs well with the chewy caramel and salty cashews.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews, chopped
  • CASHEW TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. Beat in the eggs just until combined. Fold in the cashews. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Spread over cake. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Cut into bars while warm. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16 bars.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 171 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.