Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

Put a plate of butterscotch anything in front of me and it's bound to disappear - fast! 

I recently re-discovered a pile of old cooking magazines shoved under my bed and decided to take a quick look before adding them to the recycling pile. While doing so, I came across a recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Bars. I like raisins okay, but decided these bars would be much better with butterscotch instead. 

Looks like I'll need to run a few extra miles this week!

These were gone in no time, so all I can say is, make this recipe stat!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars
*Slightly modified from Everyday Food's Oatmeal Raisin Bars

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted - plus more to grease your pan
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup flour
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8x8 inch pan and line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, salt and cinnamon until smooth. Add flour, oats and butterscotch and stir until just combined. 

Add batter to the prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.

What's the most recent recipe you've tried? Was it a hit or a miss?

- ST


  1. I'm a butterscotch person too, and these look perfect for hosting people this weekend!

    1. They are definitely perfect for a gathering - if you don't eat them all yourself first ;)

  2. I want some of these now. I am SOOO hungry!! and there is nothing at my desk because I cleaned it out :(

  3. I love butterscotch! These look amazing. I *think* the last baking recipe that I tried was for vegan chocolate chip cookies from the Joy of Vegan Baking. They were delicious!

    1. Hmm - I will have to check out that book :)