butterscotch brickle bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Linda Freiermuth
from Hyde Park, NY

I have made this recipe for Christmas for many, many years. I have one son and several grandchildren who would not think it was Christmas if they didn't have these cookies. I cannot remember where I got the original recipe but I probably make at least 4 times this amount during the Holiday season.

★★★★★ 1 Review
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For butterscotch brickle bars

  • 6 oz pkg
    butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot water
  • 2 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts
  • COOKIE LAYER:
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar

How To Make butterscotch brickle bars

  • 1
    Whisk together flour and salt. Cut in butter or margarine. Add brown sugar and mix well. Press dough evenly into bottom of greased and floured (or sprayed) 9x13 1/2" pan with floured spoon. Bake 15 minutes and cool slightly.
  • 2
    In top of double boiler or in microwave melt butterscotch pieces, corn syrup, shortening, water and salt. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped nuts. Spoon evenly over slightly cooled cookie layer. Bake 8 more minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
  • 3
    HINT: If you cannot get the butterscotch-nut layer to spread evenly - place in oven for several minutes and then tilt pan and spread to corners with spoon.

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