Brown Sugar Cashew Bars

Feed a crowd with a rich bar cookie that's 1, 2, 3 easy!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 60

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
can (9.5 ounces) cashew halves and pieces

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with shortening, or line with aluminum foil. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup butter, 1/2 cup corn syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. Spread in pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup corn syrup over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup butter and the whipping cream. Heat to boiling over medium heat; remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 3 Sprinkle cashews over crust. Pour cooked mixture over cashews; spread evenly. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Mixed nuts or peanuts make easy stand-ins for the cashews.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
95
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.