Caramel Cashew Squares

Caramel Cashew Squares
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3 Reviews
This delicious bar cookie features a sweet butterscotch cashew topping.
15 min
Prep Time
1:00
Total Time
25 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Topping

1/2 cup
butterscotch-flavored baking chips
1/4 cup
light corn syrup
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
chopped salted cashews

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in 1/4 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add flour and salt; mix well. Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set.
  3. Melt butterscotch chips, corn syrup and 2 tablespoons butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat. Stir in cashews.
  4. Pour cashew mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 8-10 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and set. Cool completely.
  5. Cover; store refrigerated. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
95mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I agree with first reviewer about the finished product being too hard to even cut. I had stored it in the refrigerator after baking, as the recipe said. Managed to cut it into small squares with a big knife and a lot of muscle! I then tore up the recipe and put the cookies in an airtight tin on the kitchen counter. The next day I tried them again and they were delicious and not too hard to bite. So, now I'm back to reprint the recipe so that I can make them again.

Rating

This is an easy recipe to follow and I followed it to the letter, including" covering, and refrigerate and then cut into squares". It was so HARD that I couldn't cut it, and my husband had to use his strong hand to try to cut them into squares. Even after we chipped off pieces I warned people that I was not responsible for any broken teeth. They tasted delicious, but too hard.

Rating

Amazing! So easy and yet it is like you made cashew brittle over shortbread - folks think you are a gourmet pastry chef with these. Cut them in triangles, they are a rich sophisticated dessert that can accompany a fancy cup of butter pecan ice cream with a sprig of mint. It's a $10 dessert!

Rating

My husband loved this! he loves a sweet pastry, but not crazy about nuts in general. However he does like cashews, so this was perfect! It's not a candy, not a brownie texture either. More like a cookie .

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