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Mixed Nut Bars

Here's a tasty treat that is a wonderful time-saver. No matter where I take these bars, no one can eat just one and I always get asked for the recipe. They look great piled high on a pretty platter and taste even better.—Bobbi Brown, Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) mixed nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt butterscotch chips and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Stir in corn syrup.
  • Sprinkle nuts over crust; top with butterscotch mixture. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 143 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mamaknowsbest
    Oct 31, 2015

    Butterscotch fans, this is your recipe! The saltiness of the mixed roasted nuts I used was a great combination with the sweet, thick. butterscotch. Although the butterscotch mixture was a little difficult to spread around, if it is done while still very warm it spreads easier. Cut these into small serving pieces because they are very rich. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I love trying new recipes that look and taste outstanding!

  • HEXA
    Mar 30, 2014

    Really Yummy! My hubbie has an allergy to cashews, so I just used almonds and pecans, but I think you could use any nuts you please. Heating the butterscotch mixture a little more did make it easier to spread; I made extra because I love it gooey! I also sprinkled the top with a little coarse salt after it came out of the oven because I'm a sucker for salted caramel. Next time I might add broken pretzel pieces to the nuts. This is just me using my imagination; this recipe is really solid, and would be great just the way it is! Enjoy!

  • suzie706
    Oct 10, 2013

    Great !! Made them for a club outing. Were gone like zap. Also requests for how to make. I dropped the melted butterscotch on top. When you put it back in the oven it melts evenly.

  • chilipower
    Jun 14, 2013

    Tasty bars!! Had a hard time spreading the butterscotch mixture. After several hours of cooling the final product had a heavenly chewy butterscotch nuts topping over a flaky crust. Yum :)

  • someday139
    Jan 31, 2013

    I am trying to make these and have been through bags of butterscotch chips! Tried every method I can find online for melting without scorching. They just aren't melting right! Any suggestions? I can melt without the butter but with the butter it turns pasty!!

  • kc1967
    Jan 26, 2012

    These are so good! I have made this recipe several times.I did score the bars before letting them cool and it made it easier to cut them.Be sure to melt the chips completely and I heated the mixture very briefly after adding the corn syrup. This made it easier to pour the sticky stuff over the nuts.Oh, so good! Thanks for posting.

  • elaine walker
    Jan 8, 2012

    Hi, Brenda, The other day, I made these bars; however the topping was very thick and I was unable to spread it.  Did you encounter this problem?  Can you give me some advise? Thanks, Elaine from Minnesota.

  • elaine walker
    Jan 4, 2012

    Help. I could not spread the butterscotch topping, or should I have just dropped it on top of nuts.

  • Brenda D
    Jan 4, 2012

    There is NO way I'm going to feed these to my family...I'm going to hide them and eat them ALL myself. :) Oh my these are tasty. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • parksville
    Dec 19, 2011

    Very easy to prepare and extremely tasty. Will definitely make these again!