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Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

16 bars

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 171 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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