Saturday, June 20, 2009

Butterscotch Cashew Bars


This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe was chosen by Pamela of Cookies with Boys. I think I gained about three pounds just reading the recipe let alone eating it- two sticks of butter, a bag of butterscotch chips, 3/4 cup of corn syrup... but are they ever delicious.

The recipe is pretty straightforward and easy to make. Just a shortbread crust made with brown sugar that is topped off with butterscotch caramel and cashews. Of course, when I was making them, I was simultaneously making ice cream and helping my three year old pour the ingredients into the mixer, so my first batch I ended up with 1 1/4 cups of flour in the crust instead of 2 1/2. It was pretty much ice cream topping in a baking dish so off to the trash it went. In hindsight, maybe I should have saved it for the ice cream!

The second batch turned out great. I sprinkled chocolate chips on half of the bars before throwing them into the oven for the last five minutes. I also cut the bars while they were still warm instead of waiting until they had cooled. I think it actually ended up being a little easier that way and I didn't have to struggle to get them out of the pan. My husband loved them and told me they were a definite do over but couldn't decide whether he liked the chocolate or the plain better. Of course my daughter loved them...

Thanks Pamela for picking such an awesome recipe- I haven't seen my husband that excited about something I baked for a while, so I know its something to hold onto! If you would like the recipe, check it out on Pamela's blog.

5 comments:

Tracey said...

I'm so glad the bars were such a hit with you guys! Yours look terrific with and without the chocolate.

Pamela said...

Glad you bake along with me this week and I'm glad your DH liked them! They look terrific!

Sarah said...

Your bars look great - I especially love the first shot that is jam packed with toppings! Yum!

The Bahens said...

Great job on your cookies. They look wonderful, and the chocolate chips sound like a tasty addition!

margot said...

Yum! They turned out great, glad your family liked them.

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