White Chocolate-Cashew Butterscotch Blondies

Cashews bring rich, buttery flavor—and fun crunch—to mouthwatering bars.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups packed brown sugar
3
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
bars (4 oz each) white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
1 1/4
cups salted roasted cashew halves and pieces, chopped

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs; beat on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat on low speed until mixed.
  • 2 With spoon, stir in white chocolate and 3/4 cup of the cashews until well mixed. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cashews; press down lightly.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges look dry, center is set and toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge of pan comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Look for white chocolate baking bars that contain cocoa butter for a nice chocolate flavor.

These bars freeze well. After cutting, layer the bars in a freezer container with waxed paper between the layers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.