Mixed Nut Bars


I was looking for something that would be easy to take along to an outdoor get-together, and these sure looked good.  Even better, they tasted great!
I wasn’t sure how these bars would hold together, or cut into bars for that matter.  I didn’t have to worry.  The topping bubbled and boiled in the oven, making a not-too-sweet candy-like topping that still cut well with a sharp knife.    I did line my pan with parchment so I could lift the bars out for cutting and not leave knife cuts in my pan.
A recipe you can make in one pan and only bakes for 20 minutes has a lot to recommend it!                  
Mixed Nut Bars
  1 ½     Cups  Flour, All-purpose
     ¾     Cup  Brown Sugar -- packed
     ¼     Teaspoon  Salt
     ½     Cup  Cold Butter
  11 ½  Ounces  Mixed Nuts
  1        Cup  Butterscotch Chips
     ½    Cup  Light Corn Syrup
  2        Tablespoons  Butter
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.  Cut in 1/2 cup of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Press into a greased 13 x 9 x 2" baking pan.  Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with nuts.
Melt butterscotch chips.  Add corn syrup and remaining butter; mix well.  Pour over nuts.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Cool.
Yield:  "3 1/2 Dozen" 
"The Best of Country Cooking 1999”
Per Serving: 131 Calories; 8g Fat (50.3% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 8mg Cholesterol; 51mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
11/6/14

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