Easy Butterscotch Bars are loaded with brown sugar and butterscotch chips for a soft, chewy cookie bar that your kids will love. Make these bars in one bowl for a quick cleanup!
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Butterscotch does not get the credit it deserves. When the days get long and I start craving something sweet, visions of chocolate and peanut butter are generally the first things to jump into my mind. But really, if you’ve got a super sweet tooth as I do, butterscotch is where it’s at. And these easy butterscotch bars will come to your rescue. One bowl. Ready to satisfy even the mightiest sweet tooth in under an hour.
Where does butterscotch get its flavor? From brown sugar and butter. There are two cups of brown sugar in this butterscotch bars recipe. I used light brown sugar this time, but have you ever tried dark brown sugar? Dark brown sugar has more molasses than light brown and generally makes for a richer, deeper-flavored treat. I know most people keep light brown sugar on hand, but I dare you to try dark brown sugar in this recipe.
You won’t be disappointed!
If you are a busy mom, you’ll love these butterscotch bars because they use just one bowl, take less than 10 minutes to mix together, and will be ready for you to serve in under an hour.
Kids love these simple butterscotch bars, too! They make an easy lunch bag dessert but are also delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Baking Tips for Butterscotch Bars
*Be sure to spray the 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. The bars will stick to the pan if you forget!
*Cut the bars while they are still warm. The bars will be harder to cut as they cool.
*Add butterscotch chips for an extra flavor pop. Or switch out the butterscotch for your favorite chocolate chips.
*Add salted peanuts if you’d like! The salt will neutralize the sugar ever so slightly.
*If you want to get really fancy, melt 1/2 cup of white chocolate or dark chocolate to drizzle over the tops of these butterscotch bars.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium-size bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Add the vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Mix well.
- Fold in the butterscotch chips.
- Spread the batter in a well-greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the bars are set in the middle.
- Cut while the bars are still warm.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container.