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Butterscotch Caramel Cashew Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch bars, caramel bars, cashew bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoons salt -
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour -
  • 1 ½ cups butterscotch chips
  • ¾ cup corn syrup -
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 cups roasted salted whole cashews
  • 1 caramel sauce jar, bottle or home made, as desired
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a Spray a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Using two sheets of parchment paper, line the pan’s width and length, creating a parchment “sling.” Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • Ideally, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and salt for 1 or 2 minutes, until smooth.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Add the flour. Mix until incorporated.
  • Press dough evenly into your prepared pan. Poke holes in the dough all over with a fork. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the crust is a golden color.
  • In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, stir together the butterscotch chips, corn syrup, and water.
  • Stir until the mixture comes to a simmer and the butterscotch chips are melted.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Pour over the crust.
  • Smooth to the edges so surface is covered.
  • Sprinkle the cashews over the butterscotch caramel.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • After cooling, remove from pan and use a very sharp knife to cut into bars.
  • Serve and enjoy every bite!