So, I’ll be honest. I thought these would be more delicious than they actually turned out to be to my tastebuds.
But maybe butterscotch is what makes your world go around?
And you know, honestly these weren’t bad. It’s just that they weren’t…chocolate and caramel. You guys. If I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain wait and get cancer and type 2 diabetes, I would eat burned microwave popcorn, homemade caramel, chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream and Pepsi.
But where was I? Oh yeah. Butterscotch bars.
Here is how to make them if you want to try.
1 1/4 cups flour
2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
16 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed DARK brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350. Line a 13×9 pan with foil and grease it. (THIS IS IMPORTANT. DO IT. OR REGRET IT.) Whisk flour, oats, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
Place butterscotch chips in a large bowl. Melt the butter on the stovetop over medium high heat and continue to cook until golden brown in color, about 12 minutes. Pour the hot buttah over the butterscotch chips and whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Whisk in the egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture.
Scrape the batter into a prepared pan and smooth out. Bake 16 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE OR YOU WILL BE SAD.
Next make the glaze!
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
2 tablespoons DARK brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon salt
Put the chips in a small bowl. Simmer the water, sugar and salt over the stovetop and pour over the chips. Whisk to melt and then drizzle over the bars.
Cool completely. Like about 2 hours. Then eat one and decide if you like them or would rather make homemade caramel.
*recipe from The Family Baking Book