Butterscotch Salted Nut Bars

The combination of salty and sweet is fantastic in this recipe.  A great combination of flavors and very easy to make.  After a wonderful meal, many times just one small sweet is all you need to finish a meal.  I like to serve small bites for dessert and these are perfect.  These would pair great with a Tawny Port after dinner.

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Butterscotch Salted Nut Bars

Preheat oven 350°.

1 1/2 cup flour

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 unsalted butter, softened

Combine flour, brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender.  Press mixture into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 15 minutes, cool 5 minutes.

2 cups salted mixed nuts

1 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Chop nuts slightly.  Sprinkle over cooked crust.  Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat until all of the chips have melted.  Drizzle mixture over nuts.  Bake 5 minutes.  For ease in cutting, cut bars while warm.