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

Step-By-Step

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

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

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

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

Cut into brownie-size pieces.
10NOTES:
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