Sunday, June 21, 2009

SMS: Butterscotch Cashew Bars

Cashews are hands down my favorite nut. I LOVE cashews! Funny thing is that I almost never buy cashews. I will buy mixed nuts and sift through them for the cashews. You'd think that I would just buy a can/bag of cashews and not waste the other nuts but I like the hunt! HA HA HA!

I did buy a bag of cashews for this recipe and it is pretty exciting to have ALL the nuts be cashews! I was eating them by the handful while making this recipe. YUM!

This recipe starts with a shortbread like crust and is topped with melted butterscotch chips (with a little corn syrup added in) and salted cashews. Let me tell you, these were AWESOME! Definately my favorite SMS recipe to date and probably would've been the recipe I picked for my turn if it hadn't been picked yet!

I did cut the recipe in half because there was no way we would be able to eat an entire 9x13 pan with the volume of desserts that are made in my kitchen. :) My only problem was that I didn't lower the cooking time enough so my crust was slightly crunchier than I would've liked.

Thank you so much to Pamela of Cookies with Boys for choosing this winner! Check out her amazing blog for the recipe and for many other fantastic recipes! And don't forget to see what the other SMS bakers thought!

Now I'm off to enjoy Father's Day Thanksgiving with my wonderful hubby who is the best father EVER! Yes, you read that right. Thanksgiving in June. Nathan LOVES Thanksgiving and we have made it a tradition to do it twice a year; once on actual Thanksgiving and once on Father's Day. Enjoy your Sunday!!!!

21 comments:

Katiecakes said...

So glad you loved this recipe, your bars look wonderful.

Katie xox

Katy ~ said...

Cristine, these DO sound decadent. I'm a cashew fan as well and will buy the 3 pound box of them just to have.

Thanksgiving Father's Day. What a beautiful and tradition you have created for your family. It is a memory that will last them all their lives.

Did you love Barvaria?

Every Day Blessings said...

Enjoy your holiday! Your bars looked delicious.

HoneyB said...

now THESE are right up my alley. They look so good. Its a good thing they aren't close by or I'd be eating them one after another!

Flourchild said...

I thought they were a winner too! Great bars you have there! Enjoy your Fathers day with your hubby!

Megan said...

We do Thanksgiving in July too - it's too good to only have it once a year!

Cashews are my favorite nut too - but I like the way you hunt for them!

Tracey said...

Your bars look terrific! I'm glad they were such a hit for you! Have a happy Thanksgiving in June :) What a neat idea!

Britteny's Bows said...

MMMMMMMMM I just ate these and they were great. Thanks again for the yummy treats. You are the best.

Michele said...

Your bars look perfect. Have a great Father's Day!

SUGAR B said...

Oh man! I want some of that goodness!

Pamela said...

Thanks for baking along with me this week! I'm really happy that you enjoyed them. I sent mine to a party for Memorial Day weekend and was sad that I didn't have any extra. Dangerous!! Hope Nathan had a great Father's Day/Thanksgiving!

finsmom said...

Sooo gooey and tasty looking! What a stunning photo!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Hubby will LOVE this, his all time favorite nut is cashews (I buy them by the jug).

Basically, Baby Boots said...

What a nice father's day tradition that you and your husband have started. I hope that you both had a wonderful weekend.

Sarah said...

I love cashews too, so sweet and creamy... Your bars look delicious!

karen said...

I always have a hardtime deciding between cashews & pistachios... but for this recipe, hands down -- CASHEWS!

teresa said...

My hubs would love this, he's a cashew fanatic too! I love the Thanksgiving idea, how fun!

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, that looks good Cristine!
~ingrid

The Bahens said...

We had Thanksgiving dinner on Father's Day too! How funny. Your bars look great; I'm glad you liked them. It makes me think I'll have to try them again sometime!

Joy said...

Hi Christine!

I'm so glad you enjoyed these bars and they're your favorite SMS recipe thus far. I hope you had a happy double holiday with your family- your post warmed my heart about having a special tradition to do two thanksgivings a year!

I'd love for you to stop by my site to check out my butterscotch cashew bars, as well, if you have a chance! Can't wait to talk to you again after this coming Sunday's SMS recipe postings!

-Joy

Joy said...

I'm sorry Cristine- I just realized I spelled your name wrong. I wish I could fix that and edit my comment! Please forgive me!

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