Gooey Chocolate Cashew Bars

Gooey Chocolate Cashew Bars

Cashews and rich dark chocolate top the shortbread crust in this easy-to-make bar.

15 min. prep time
36 bars
454 Ratings



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar


3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups salted cashews, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups real semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Press crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, stir together sugar, corn syrup, eggs, 3 tablespoons butter and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in cashews and chocolate chips.

Spread topping over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking for 28 to 33 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Cover; store refrigerated.

TIP: If using a dark pan, adjust crust baking time to 12 minutes and filling baking time to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 160

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11876©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These taste great, but the chocolate was overpowering and took away from the cashew flavor. I would decrease the chocolate by half or so or maybe use milk chocolate chips next time.
I don't usually bake sweets at home. However, 4 times a year, we vacation in the NC mtns and I always make these bars as a special treat for us and any visitors. They are a wonderful and easy indulgence!
I have made this recipe many times to take to gatherings, and it is always well-received. Many of my friends have asked me for this recipe because it is so delicious. This recipe is definitely a winner. Give it a try!
These bars are absolutely fabulous! They are very rich so make sure to make the bar size small - you truly should get 36 out of one pan.
This is an incredibly simple and delicious recipe!!! I mixed in some of the cashews and then sprinkled more on top. It is so good it should be named 'sin'!! It definitely is going to be one of our favorites!!

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