Thursday, August 4, 2022

Caramel Nut Bars

 


Happy Thursday Friends ☀️ 

I thought I would share the recipe for the bars I made this past weekend. I think I have shared them in the past - but if I did it's been a while. They're easy to make. Always a hit. And they're versatile because you can make them your own in any different way. I usually make mine caramel cashew bars. But the base is the same for any of the bars - a sugar cookie crust, and then you build from there. I brought them up to Matt's lake for is family this past weekend and they all thought they were delish. 😋 


When I first put the pan in the oven and...


After baking. 😋 



INGREDIENTS:

1 tube of pillsbury sugar cookie dough (or sugar cookie dough you like)
1 c. nuts of your choice (pecan, cashew etc) but do halves & pieces
1 c. chocolate chips
1c. shredded coconut
3/4 c. of caramel ice cream topping sauce 
2 TBSP flour

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350*. Cut the log of cookie dough into slices and place in rows in the pan. Use a little flour on your fingers if needed and spread the dough until it forms a solid base to fill the pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until dough is a little golden. While it bakes pour caramel topping in a pourable measuring cup to 3/4 c. (use a fresh jar of sauce so it pours easily without needing to heat it). Mix in the 2 TBSP of flour and mix well to form your thickened sauce. Take the crust out of the oven and pour your nuts, chocolate chips & coconut evenly over crust. Pour the thickened caramel sauce over all trying to pour it over as evenly as possible. Put back in oven and bake another 15-20 minutes until the caramel is hot and bubbling and crust fully cooked. Take it out and let it cool a bit before cutting into bars. 





Here's a pic of my caramel cashew version - but you could use whichever nuts you like...add other extras like butterscotch chips too. It's a pretty versatile kind of bar. If you don't like coconut don't use it -  it's all up to you! But any way I've made them they're always a hit.

Enjoy! 


3 comments:

  1. Ooooh, yummy! I have to be careful what I eat since being diagnosed with diabetes last September, but I could still enjoy a small piece of this. I have a recipe for 'Energy Bites' oatmeal balls that are okay for me to eat so I make them fairly often. I'm already planning on doing some with pumpkin spice chips (and pumpkin spice!) for fall, and a peppermint chip/extract version for Christmas. Yay for yummy things!
    ~Deb

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  2. Oh, mercy my!! These look and sound DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I don't remember you sharing this before. It looks yummy and easy! I'll be trying it!

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