SMS: Butterscotch Cashew Bars

by Holly on June 21, 2009

To all the dad’s out there today, I hope you are having a great day, relaxing with your family and enjoying some time together.
This week’s recipe choice for Sweet Melissa Sundays, was hosted by Pamela of Cookies with Boys.
The timing for this recipe couldn’t have been more perfect for me. Since it is Father’s Day, I try to make the day all about Dad (my hubs in this case) and what he likes.  It just so happens that desserts like this are his favorite (just after vanilla ice cream and huckleberry pie mind you).  
In fact, the most response I get from my husband to anything I make now is usually, “It needs nuts.”  Not even joking.  I guess since he has been eating what I make for close to 11 years now he has become a bit used to it.  He also knows that unless he gives me his honest opinion, even if it hurts, that he will be in trouble with me.  
I don’t always add nuts to everything just for him, but today is his day, so these Butterscotch Cashew Bars are completely perfect.  They were also super easy and fairly quick to make.
The only change I made the recipe today was to use some golden syrup I had on hand.  I forgot that I was out of corn syrup and thought it would make a nice substitution, which it did.
Make sure to check out the other SMS Bakers.

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Erin June 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

YUM! It looks somewhat similar to a PayDay candy bar!

Tracey June 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Your bars look so gooey and delicious! Glad they were a hit!

Aimée June 22, 2009 at 12:35 am

Happy Father's day to PheDad! Looks like he had the perfect treat to sweeten up his day.

Pamela June 22, 2009 at 1:09 am

I almost used golden syrup, too! I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for baking along with me! They look fabulous. Hope your DH enjoyed them and had a great Father's Day!

Manggy June 22, 2009 at 2:08 am

Whew! I'm glad you don't add nuts to *everything*! But it really works here– I'm sure he had a hard time keeping his hands off it! 🙂

LaDue & Crew June 22, 2009 at 7:03 am

So no fair to show these pics if I can't have at least a bite, lol! I truly so want these right now…

Ria June 22, 2009 at 8:22 am

Yum yum yum!!

Basically, Baby Boots June 22, 2009 at 8:40 am

Your bars look perfect and loaded with nuts. I've never heard of Golden Syrup, thanks for the link. Is it much thicker then Karo syrup?

Sarah June 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Your bars look delicious – the crust looks particularly wonderful.

karen June 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Your photos are scrumptious!

Cookin' Canuck June 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Those looks delicious. Buttery, sweet, and nutty – what a great combination!

The Bahens June 23, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Your cookies look lovely. I'm glad the timing worked out so well for your Father's Day dessert!

hotovenwarmheart June 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Hi Holly!

Your bars came out fabulous, and I'm so glad the timing worked out so that they could be made in honor of your husband for Father's Day. I've never used golden syrup before, but I'm sure it worked beautifully in this recipe.

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


Mermaid Sweets June 29, 2009 at 12:55 am

Man, these look amazing. Can't beleive I missed these, good reason though, I baked 9 other things for a bbq that weekend. Sorry I have been MIA, I have been so busy, but it has made me feel so bad not to have time to comment. Your conference looks great – hope you have a great time.

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