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Caramel Cashew Blondies

Caramel Cashew Blondies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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.
Updated December 12, 2012
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

  • These bars would be equally delicious with pecans or mixed nuts in lieu of cashews.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Total Fat
13g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Sodium
290mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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