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How to make Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Bars Recipe is made with brown sugar and butter along with cashews, its texture is a little fudgy but not fluffy. These bars are crisp and crunchy on the outside but chewy and moist on the inside perfect paired with hot chocolate or coffee on an afternoon snack.

These rich Butterscotch Bars have many variations you just have to pick out the good one, for this recipe we are making the easiest and the quickest way of cooking this well-loved dessert. The cooking procedures are very simple this is perfect to prepare for potlucks or even short notice get together parties.

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Butterscotch Bars Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown or wash sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4/3 cup chopped cashew nuts (optional)

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Butterscotch Bars Instructions:

  • In a small saucepan, mix together the butter and brown sugar.
  • Heat over low heat and mix until butter has just melted.
  • Let it cool completely before adding the egg. When it’s cooled add the egg into the mixture and whisk thoroughly until well combined.
  • Add in sifted all-purpose flour with baking powder to the batter then mix and add the vanilla.
  • Fold in ½ cup chopped cashew nuts or any nuts you desired.
  • Pour the batter into a lined 8″x 8″ pan or a brownie pan and evenly spread the mixture.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cashew nuts on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Fire off, transfer on a wire rack and cool completely before cutting into your desired size.


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Butterscotch Bars Recipe is perfect with coffee or hot choco.

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34 Responses

  1. Delphina

    January 8th, 2014 at 9:09 am


    These looks so good. The recipe name had me confused for a bit. It happens often hehehehe

  2. Jeanna McMicking

    January 8th, 2014 at 10:44 am


    ooo those butterscotch bars looks great! I love anything that is butterscotch flavor. Thanks for posting.

  3. Heather Walter

    January 8th, 2014 at 11:20 pm


    I am a little nuts for sweet things and this looks so delicious! I had to do a double take at “baked mac and cheese” as the title, but you know what? That sounds good too!

  4. Maye Domencil

    January 9th, 2014 at 12:52 am


    Yummy recipe. I’ll bake one when we already have our oven.

  5. Michelle F.

    January 9th, 2014 at 12:58 am


    That looks so good. I love butterscotch.m

  6. Wood Arts Universe

    January 9th, 2014 at 2:38 pm


    Wow this look delicious!!! Butterscotch is my favorite flavor .. Can’t wait to try this recipe.. I am sure my niece will love it

    Thanks for sharing

  7. Jessica Harlow

    January 9th, 2014 at 10:35 pm


    These look so good! I’m an avid fan of butterscotch, my husband not so much. That’s okay though, there’ll be more for me! lol

  8. Jordyn @ Almost Supermom

    January 10th, 2014 at 7:50 am


    These look so good!!! Pinning right now :)

  9. Alyssa C

    January 10th, 2014 at 7:55 am


    Omg, this looks DELICIOUS!!! I’m a huge butterscotch person and I love that these go good with coffee! Thanks for sharing

  10. Robyn R

    January 10th, 2014 at 8:50 am


    These look absolutely delicious. And the cashews with the butterscotch…yum!

  11. Rachel

    January 10th, 2014 at 9:17 am


    I haven’t had anything butterscotch in a long time, but these bars sound pretty tasty!

  12. Corinne

    January 10th, 2014 at 10:02 pm


    These look really good! I love butterscotch and cashews and so do my kids. These will be a big hit with my family.

  13. Lena Blair

    January 10th, 2014 at 11:42 pm


    These sound YUMMY!! My husband would die happy if I made these for him!

  14. Brandy Nelson

    January 11th, 2014 at 12:28 pm


    These looks really good. I am a huge fan of butterscotch!

  15. Becky Fry

    January 11th, 2014 at 12:57 pm


    These sound so delish! I’m gona have to try them..thanks for the share!

  16. Jennifer

    January 11th, 2014 at 2:02 pm


    I love easy to do recipes and this looks easy enough for even me to make! I can’t wait to try them

  17. Lavonnia AllisonBurres

    January 11th, 2014 at 8:22 pm


    I never knew someone could make the bars out of butterscotch. I have always loved butterscotch. I know a lot of people that will enjoy this post and will be sharing it for many others to see. Love it!

  18. Bismah

    January 12th, 2014 at 3:23 am


    These look delicious! I am constantly looking for new recipes to try, especially desserts. I like that the ingredients are basic and natural and that this is easy to make. Oh and I enjoy anything that will go with a nice cup of coffee. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Jenna Parsons

    January 12th, 2014 at 2:06 pm


    Mmm these look good!!! Butterscotch is my favorite flavor!!

  20. Giveaways 4 Mom

    January 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm


    These look really delicious. I am going to have to give them a try. I am always interested in trying out new things in the kitchen.

  21. Janeane Davis

    January 12th, 2014 at 11:32 pm


    This recipe sounds delicious. At the same time the recipe seems easy to follow so we can make these treats at home.

  22. Nancy Bobbert

    January 13th, 2014 at 7:57 am


    These look good. My husband LOVES anything butterscotch so I’ll have to give these a try.

  23. Lisa

    January 13th, 2014 at 8:50 am


    Those look great. I can’t wait to try them!

  24. Brandi

    January 13th, 2014 at 11:04 am


    Those look really good! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Veronica Spriggs

    January 13th, 2014 at 11:54 pm


    This looks scrumptious would love for you to link up here

  26. mary

    January 14th, 2014 at 2:26 am


    This looks delish! I’m not sure if I could follow through the steps though. I suck at following steps! LOL

  27. Melanie of Que Means What

    January 14th, 2014 at 3:38 am


    Looks so yummy! Who knew they were so easy to make. Well, at least you make it look easy.

  28. Heather

    January 14th, 2014 at 8:55 am


    you had me at butterscotch! these look so delicious! thanks for the recipe!

  29. celyn

    January 14th, 2014 at 10:31 pm


    yum this looks great!

  30. Sarah

    January 16th, 2014 at 7:45 am


    Butterscotch Bars sounds so delicious, thank you for sharing. I’m going to have to pin these on Pinterest!

  31. Mandy M

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:12 am


    Looks yummy AND easy – 2 of my requirements for a new recipe to try. Can’t wait to try them! I think I have all the ingredients already which makes me HAPPY!

  32. Tammy Marie Markham

    February 17th, 2014 at 10:55 pm


    Butterscotch is one of my very best favorite desserts. i could probably make these once a month. thank you for posting.

  33. Suzi Satterfield

    April 14th, 2014 at 10:30 am


    This looks like a fabulous recipe idea! I see that it’s listed as a Christmas recipe, but it looks light and easy enough to be a nice Easter recipe, too.

  34. cay

    November 17th, 2014 at 5:58 pm


    I just made this and it was really good…

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