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Caramel Cashew Squares

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Cashew squares are made with butter, brown sugar, eggs, and chopped cashews.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted cashews


Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour together with baking powder and salt.
Put eggs in a mixing bowl; add sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Blend in 1/2 cup of cashews and flour mixture. Turn mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until crust springs back when lightly touched.

Cashew Topping:
Put melted butter in a small mixing bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, cream, and 1/3 cup chopped cashew nuts. Immediately spread over hot baked cookie crust, covering top completely. Place under broiler for about 1 minute, or until topping bubbles and browns lightly. Cut while still warm then cool completely in pan on rack.
Makes about 36 cashew squares.

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 1 out of 5
Nasty, brittle mess (and expensive!), Member Diannewoof

This recipe must be missing some key ingredient or instruction. Following these directions precisely the ""dough"" that is baked is merely a syrup with nuts mixed in. This bakes into a flat, gooey square. The buttery topping does not improve this. Is the ""dough"" itself missing butter or perhaps needs more flour? Should the baking pan be greased? I wasted nearly a cup of cashews to produce a crisp, flat, sugary slab. Don't waste your time or money. I was very disappointed.

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