butterscotch bonanza bars

a recipe by
Tam D
The Dalles, OR

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

serves 32-40
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For butterscotch bonanza bars

  • 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

How To Make butterscotch bonanza bars

  • 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.
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