Caramel Cashew Chewies
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.
3/4 cbutter, softened
3/4 cpacked brown sugar
1 1/2 call purpose flour
1 cold-fashioned oats ( not quick kind )
1 pkg14 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 chalf and half cream
1 1/2 csemi-sweet chocolate chunks ( or chocolate chips which i used.
1 1/2 csalted cashew halves and pieces
·sea salt to spinkle lightly on top.
How to Make Caramel Cashew Chewies
- 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