Caramel Cashew Blondies

Caramel Cashew Blondies

These blondies are moist and gooey with the crunch of cashews and the taste of caramel - sweet and salty bar cookies that make a decadent dessert.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:55

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
cups packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
36
caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
can (8.5 oz) salted cashews, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, extending foil 1 inch over 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and the eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until blended. Spread in pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt caramels with whipping cream over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and the cashews. Pour evenly over bars. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 3 hours. Use foil to lift out of pan. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 servings (1 blondie)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation Tip
These bars would be equally delicious with pecans or mixed nuts in lieu of cashews.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • Total Fat 13g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 290mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 40g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
      • 2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.