Mixed Nut Bars
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
- 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
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° 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 10 minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 143 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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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!
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!
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.
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 :)
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!!
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.
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.
Jan 4, 2012
Help. I could not spread the butterscotch topping, or should I have just dropped it on top of nuts.
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!!!
Dec 19, 2011
Very easy to prepare and extremely tasty. Will definitely make these again!