Caramel Cashew Chewies

Beverly Harris


Found this recipes in a Simple and Delicious Taste of home magazine. All I can say is WOOOOOW
so yummy. I made this for our work Christmas party dessert contest. A young male employee said if this was a girl I would fall in LOVE and marry her. He ate 5 or six pieces of this. It was a big hit with everyone who ate it.

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3 dozen cookies


25 Min


25 Min


3/4 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
old-fashioned oats ( not quick kind )
1 pkg
14 oz caramels ( come in packages of caramel chips but 11 oz only so you'll need a extra package to make 14 oz.
1/3 c
half and half cream
1 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chunks ( or chocolate chips which i used.
1 1/2 c
salted cashew halves and pieces
sea salt to spinkle lightly on top.

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre heat oven to 350 Degrees

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg. Stir in flour and oats. Press into bottom of a 13-in x 9-in. x 2 in baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 Deg. for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan,combine caramels and cream. Cook over Low heat until caramels are melted, stirring occassionally. Pour over cooked crust. Sprinkle with the chocolates Chunks or chips and cashews.
Bake for another 8-10 mintues or until the chocolate is melted. Cool on wire rack before cutting. Sprinkle small amount of sea salt on top.
Nutritional Facts: 1 Bar 158 calories, 8 g fat ( 4 g saturated fat) 16 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Diabetic Exchange 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

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