Butter Rum Bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Catie B
from LA, CA

I have always loved Butter Rum flavor. Whenever I had a nickel or two, as a child, I would buy a tube of Butter Rum LIfe Savers! I tried to hide them to make them last, or my 3 sibs, would find out and then they disappeared in a hurry. Even if I was successful in hiding behind the hedge, I felt they were always gone too soon! These grown up bars are reminiscent of those candies. But, they make enough bars to share, so you won’t have to hoard them, or hide them, as I did my Life Savers. I hope you enjoy these delicate bars.

serves Makes 36 bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake


  • 1 box
    pudding plus vanilla cake mix, butter recipe preferred
  • 1/3 c
    rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 lg
  • 1/2 c
    nuts, chopped (pecans good)
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 12 oz jar
    butterscotch topping (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract (or 2 tablespoons rum)
  • 2 lg

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375〫F. Grease 13x9x2 inch pan.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats, nutmeg, and butter at low speed until crumbly. (If mixture is still too moist to crumble, add two level tablespoons oats, one tablespoon flour, and mix to crumbly). Reserve one cup crumbs for topping. To remaining crumbs in bowl, add one egg, blend in egg until well mixed. Press mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan.
  • 3
    Bake at 375〫for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    In a mixer bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Beat one minute at medium speed until well mixed. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • 5
    Return to oven and bake 15 to 25 minutes or until golden brown (center will be slightly soft). Cool completely. Cut into 36 bars.