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Butterscotch Cashew Bars

Total Time

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

Makes

3-1/2 dozen

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 Wentzville, Missouri

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2-1/2 cups salted cashew halves

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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