Butterscotch Bonanza Bars

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

This recipe is copied from the book, "Devil's Food Cake Murder", by Joanne Fluke.


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Serves:

32-40

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
2 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla
2
eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c
flour
1 c
chopped walnuts
2 c
butterscotch baking chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare a 9x13" baking dish with food release spray. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350*
2
Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, about one minute.
3
Add the light brown sugar and stir to combine.
4
Mix in the baking powder and salt, making sure they're thoroughly incorporated.
5
Mix in the vanilla and the beaten eggs.
6
Add the flour, about half a cup at a time, stirring after each addition.
7
Stir in the nuts.

Mix in the butterscotch chips.
8
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, and smooth evenly.

Bake 20-25 minutes.
9
Remove from oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Cut into brownie-size pieces.
10
NOTES:
1)You can make light brown sugar by combining equal amounts of dark brown sugar and granulated sugar, or by mixing molasses into granulated sugar until it's the color you want -- light or dark brown.
2) You could leave the nuts out, if you prefer, or use pecans instead of walnuts.
3) If you're not a butterscotch fan, you could substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini choc. chips, or use just 1 cup of butterscotch, and one cup of white or chocolate. The recipe is very versatile, but I recommend trying the original recipe first.
4) If you really want to kick these up, use 1 c. walnuts, 1 c. butterscotch chips, and 1 c. white chocolate chips. Then frost, when cool, with melted chips (any flavor you like) mixed with 2-3 t. of coconut oil.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American