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caramel cashew chewies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Beverly Hawley
Colorado Springs, CO

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.

(1 rating)
yield 3 dozen cookies
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For caramel cashew chewies

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1
  • 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.

How To Make caramel cashew chewies

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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