Caramel Chocolate Nut Bars
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup walnuts or pecans, halved or chopped
½ cup butter, softened
2/3 cup butter
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup butterscotch chips
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. For crust, in a large bowl combine flour, 1 cup brown sugar and ½ cup butter. Beat until well mixed and particles are fine. Press on bottom of ungreased 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle nuts over unbaked crust.
For filling, combine 2/3 cup butter and ½ cup brown sugar in a 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil, about 4-5 minutes. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 242 degrees. Pour over nuts and crust. Bake 18-20 minutes or until entire caramel layer is bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with butterscotch and chocolate chips. Allow to melt slightly and swirl. Cut into 36 bars.