Chocolate Caramel-Cashew Bars

Chocolate Caramel-Cashew Bars

Stir up a batch of these chewy-gooey treats for your next tailgate party.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:35

Hr:Mins

Makes

16

bars

Base
1/3
cup butter or margarine
2
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon milk
Filling and Topping
1/4
cup hot caramel topping (from 12-oz jar)
6
caramels, unwrapped, cut into quarters
1/3
cup cashew pieces
1
bar (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy, broken into pieces
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter and bittersweet chocolate uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Microwave 30 seconds longer or until butter and chocolate are melted and can be stirred smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking soda. Stir in egg, milk and cooled chocolate mixture until well blended.
  3. In ungreased 8-inch square pan, press half of dough. Bake 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, cook caramel topping and caramels over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted.
  5. Remove pan from oven. Carefully pour caramel mixture over partially baked base to within 1/2 inch of sides of pan. Sprinkle with cashews. Crumble remaining dough into small pieces and sprinkle over filling (some of filling will show). Bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or just until edges are set (do not overbake).
  6. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate candy bar pieces uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle chocolate diagonally over baked bars. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Try making these bars with hot fudge topping instead of the hot caramel topping next time.
As with many brownie recipes, doneness is difficult to describe. The topping will feel soft when gently tapped, but the edges will be set and the top will look dry.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.