Chewy Gooey Nutty Caramel Bars

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Appears in
The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

I love these delicious bars and because they contain nuts, seeds and berries I can tell myself that they are relatively healthy! You can vary the nuts and berries; try any combination of hazelnuts, almonds, pecan nuts and dried cranberries or blueberries.


  • 135 g unsalted butter, diced, plus more for the tin
  • 45 g pine nuts
  • 90


Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½. Lightly butter a 20cm square, loose-bottomed cake tin, and line the base with baking parchment.

Spread the pine nuts and pistachios out on a baking tray and lightly