Confetti Caramel Bars

Leftover candy and nuts? Use it to create the confetti top of rich butterscotch bars.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
bag (11-oz size) butterscotch chips (1 cup)
1 1/2
to 2 cups assorted candies and nuts (such as candy corn, candy-coated chocolate candies and salted peanuts)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, 1 cup butter, the vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Stir in chips until melted.
  • 3 Immediately spread butterscotch mixture over baked layer. Sprinkle with candies and nuts; gently press into butterscotch mixture. Cool at least 2 hours until butterscotch mixture is firm (do not refrigerate). For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Cut bars into triangles or diamonds for variety.

Shiny aluminum or gray, nonstick-coated metal pans are preferred for baking bars. Because heat is reflected, these pans prevent the crust from getting too brown and hard.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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.