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Butterscotch Cashew Caramel Bars

A soft and chewy butterscotch sugar cookie bar, with a butterscotch caramel and cashew topping!
Course Dessert - bar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For bars:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 - 3.4 oz. boxes instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. butter melted
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. toffee bits

For topping:

  • 1 - 12 oz. package butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 c. salted cashew halves and pieces

Instructions

For bars:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, sugar, and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl, combine egg, melted butter, oil, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until just blended.
  4. Mix in toffee bits.
  5. Press the dough into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For topping:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter, and water.
  2. Cook and stir until the chips and butter are melted, and the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Spread evenly over the butterscotch bars.
  4. Sprinkle with cashews, lightly pressing them into the butterscotch caramel.
  5. Allow to set for at least 10-15 minutes, then cut into bars. EAT!!