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Honey Caramel Nut Bars

Makes 32 cookies

Time: 1 1/4 hours. Simple to make, and delicious with a cup of tea or served on their own.

Honey Caramel Nut Bars

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
 2 cups flour
 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
 1/2 cup granulated sugar
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 3 tablespoons butter
 1/3 cup honey
 1/3 cup sugar
 3/4 cup toasted whole almonds
 3/4 cup pecan halves
 3/4 cup salted cashews
 3/4 cup salted pistachios
Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Put flour, butter, granulated sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low speed until blended, then increase to medium and mix until dough is no longer crumbly and just comes together.

Step 2

Press dough evenly into the bottom of a greased 9- by 9-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, make topping: In a small saucepan, bring butter, honey, and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts. Carefully spoon mixture over shortbread and continue to bake until nuts are toasted and liquid is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Use a serrated knife to cut into 16 squares, then cut each square diagonally to make 32 triangles.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 185Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 5.1g26%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 48mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.3g6%
Protein 2.9g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.