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Chocolate-Caramel-Cashew Chewies

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Chocolate-Caramel-Cashew Chewies
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36
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For maximum texture, choose old-fashioned rolled oats for the crust; quick-cooking oats will give a slightly smoother base. If you´re making these chewy bars for a children´s party, substitute peanuts for the cashews.

Ingredients

Crust

3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1
cup rolled oats

Filling

1
(14-oz.) pkg. caramels, unwrapped
1/3
cup half-and-half

Topping

1
cup large cashew pieces
1
cup semisweet chocolate chunks (from 10-oz. pkg.)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine brown sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg; blend well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and oats; mix well. Press evenly in bottom of greased pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine caramels and half-and-half; cook over low heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • 5 Remove crust from oven. Pour caramel mixture over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with cashews and chocolate chunks.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is softened and caramel just begins to bubble around edges. If desired, swirl softened chocolate chunks with knife. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. If desired, refrigerate bars to set chocolate. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
14g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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