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Chocolate Cashew Bars

With this recipe, I’m going back to some of my baking loves – chocolate, nuts, and bars. You had to know I wouldn’t stray for long. These bars are certainly a good way to reunite with some old favorites.

Chocolate Cashew Bars are a sweet, gooey, tasty bar packed with plenty of chocolate and nuts. - Bake or Break

One of my other great baking loves is pecan pie. Now, imagine a pecan pie in bar form, but with cashews and chocolate. That’s what we’ve got here. And, it’s a beautiful thing.

If the taste weren’t enough to win you over, there’s also the quick and easy aspect of making these bars. If you’d like the cashews to be a bit more prominent, use a bit less chocolate. You know, that may be the first time I’ve ever suggested using less chocolate. It’s a matter of taste, I suppose. Just be warned that these are more chocolate than cashew.

Chocolate Cashew Bars

Yield 24 2-inch bars
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Chocolate Cashew Bars are a sweet, gooey dessert packed with plenty of rich chocolate and crunchy nuts.

Chocolate Cashew Bars


For the crust:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light brown sugar

For the topping:

  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (177ml) light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (169g) salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (255g) semi-sweet chocolate chips


To make the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using an electric mixer on slow speed, mix all the crust ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9″x 13″ baking pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.

To make the topping:

  1. Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in the cashews and chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the topping over the partially baked crust. Bake until set, about 28-32 minutes.
  3. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Cover and store refrigerated.


Recipe adapted from Land O’Lakes.

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    13 Comments on “Chocolate Cashew Bars”

  1. Y.U.M. That gooey, chocolatey bar is ridiculous looking and cashews are my absolute favorite! Pinned 🙂

  2. So much for New Year’s resolutions! I’m making these, STAT.

  3. These sound wonderful!

  4. Oh my gosh, these look insanely rich and delicious. Wow.

  5. WOW!! Talk about sinfully decadent!

  6. They look too delicious for words.I made your peanut butter brownies.They were superb.

  7. These look amazing.. now to figure out a gluten free version!!


  8. I made this recipe today. They are VERY rich. Had one or two after they came out of the oven, they are quite yummy. Now what to do with my diet and the rest of a 9X13 pan……uh oh.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Can these be frozen? Can most bar cookies be frozen?

  10. made these yesterday as a test for our street party, they were fabulous. I had my family try them hot out of the oven and cold they loved them both ways. Very rich so I cut them a little smaller. Great easy recipe just the cashews were very expensive but worth it.

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