Caramel Chocolate Nut Bars



Crust Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup walnuts or pecans, halved or chopped
½ cup butter, softened

Filling Ingredients:
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.

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  • Liz Conant | Jan 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I’m pretty sure that Christine’s Caramel Chocolate Nut Bars took the prize for favorite cookie at the holiday swap – I know they were my mine!

  • Brittany | Jan 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Agreed! While I loved all the cookies we had, the peanut butter chocolate bon bons and these ones were definitely my favorites. 🙂

  • Christine | Jan 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    The best part is these cookies are extremely easy to make!