Salty Cashew-Caramel Bars
Every once in a while, we all need a ridiculously gooey, messy, amazingly delicious dessert. This one certainly qualifies.
These bars are layer upon layer of good stuff. It all starts with a simple crust that benefits in a salty way from crushed pretzels. Then, there’s a layer of gooey caramel. That’s then topped off with cashews, chocolate, and a sprinkling of coarse salt. It’s sweet and salty heaven!
It’s been a while since I made something this fantastically gooey. Even at room temperature, the caramel is plenty soft and gooey. You can up the ante by heating the bars slightly before serving. Just be sure you eat these with friends, as you’re likely not only to make a mess but also to make some embarrassing yummy sounds while you eat them.
While these are perfectly delicious just as they are, you could go all out and serve the bars with a big scoop of ice cream. What a wonderful sweet ending to a meal!