Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Butterscotch Bars...It's All About Moderation

I really can't believe I haven't blogged about these irresistible little bars before now. They've been part of my baking repertoire for as long as I can remember.  With their crusty outer layer and ooey gooey center what's not to love.

I'm not even certain where I originally found the recipe; but I've seen it mentioned on Weight Watchers.  Don't get excited these are far from "diet" food....but hey everything in moderation is what I believe in. So cut yourself a chunk; pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

Butterscotch Bars

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened)
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butterscotch morsels

Preheat oven to 350. 

In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl white and brown sugars and butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. 

Slowly add flour mixture into wet mixture and mix just until blended. 

Stir in chips.

Spread evenly in an 8″ square pan that has been coated with cooking spray. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pick comes out clean when inserted into center of bars. 

Cool completely and cut.


  1. haha indeed, everything in moderation! that sounds delicious! i have a friend who makes really good butterscotch brownies too, but somehow I never felt like they were really brownies because i've grown up associating brownies with chocolate haha so i called it cake.

  2. I can see why they would be on WW's! At least that's what I will tell myself as I eat these yummy bars!

  3. One of my friends made butterscotch bars for me when I ran my first marathon THREE YEARS AGO and I've craved them ever since! Need to try these!

  4. They look incredibly yummy! My Dad would love them - butterscotch is his fave.

  5. wow, those butterscotch bars looks so good.


  6. These do look irresistible, my sweet friend. Thank you for sharing such a yummy treat with me. My long day at work will be all the more sweeter now that I've visited your blog. Hugs from Austin!

  7. Oh, these look like a MUST! Can't wait to make!

  8. Is it really half a CUP baking powder?

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