Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mixed Nut Bars

I saw this old photo in my files...from the holidays!...and decided I needed to share this awesome recipe.

I love this recipe for the holidays, but truly, it's wonderful any time of the year. 

If you like butterscotch, you'll love these. 

It's a butterscotch/corn syrup mixture poured over nuts on a yummy flour, brown sugar and butter crust. 

Can't go wrong! And the recipe can easily be cut in half. 

(This one comes from my cookbook too!=) I'm not sure where I came across the recipe years ago. 


1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine, plus 2 Tb. (cold)
1 (11 ozs) can mixed nuts, coarsely chopped
1 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. light corn syrup 

Preheat oven to 350*. Lightly grease or spray 9" X 13" X 2" baking pan.  In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.  Cut in 1/2 c. of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into prepared pan.  Bake 10 minutes; sprinkle with nuts.  Melt butterscotch chips (I use a lower power setting in the microwave); add corn syrup and remaining butter; mix well.  Pour over nuts.  Bake 10 minutes.  Cool. 

Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck


  1. These look delicious...not to mention I read how easy they are to make...winner for sure!

  2. I love butterscotch and what an easy recipe. Of course, nuts are good for us, too!!

  3. Hi Marsha, your mixed nut bars look very tempting. I love butterscotch too. Great to eat this bar with a nice cup of coffee. :)

    Have a lovely week ahead.

  4. G'day! I LOVE butterscotch, TRUE!
    Might have to now put these on my list to do! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List

  5. What I like about this is that you can cut the pan into tiny squares since they are rich. What I don't like is that tiny squares seem to justify eating half the pan which totally defeats the purpose of the tiny squares. So I think I'd just make this two servings to save some time. haha! Just kidding! I LOVE pecan pie and while this isn't the same thing, I know I'd love it b/c it's got some similarities and I do love butterscotch too. I think these are perfect for the holidays and I'm pinning them for future holiday treats!!

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  7. Baking with nuts is so great, nuts make everything more yummy!

  8. Oh my! I can think of MANY people that would LOVE this recipe! Thanks Marsha!