Oh my goodness! The combinations of sweet, salty, chewy and nutty make these bar cookies just amazing! This is the kind of cookie that is dangerous for me to have in the house because I can’t keep my hand out of the cookie jar! I love all the components and the butterscotch chips brings them all together. You can use mixed salted nuts which I did, or just peanuts or cashews. It’s all good. Now, I am not a huge fan of chocolate but Sparky is, so of course he had to comment that these would be perfect if I drizzled melted chocolate over the top! I happen to think they are perfect without chocolate but I’ll let you be the judge.
Here’s what we’ll need.
Nutty Butterscotch Bars
- Combine the flour, butter, brown sugar and salt in a medium size bowl
- Using a pastry cutter, blend until you have fine crumbs
- Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pat the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the chopped nuts evenly over the crust.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Melt together over low heat, stirring until well combined.
- The butter should be completely incorporated and not floating on the top.
- Spread the butterscotch topping evenly over the nuts. Don't be too exacting as the topping will melt and continue to spread as it bakes.
- Remove the baking pan to a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes. If you try to cut the bars while they are hot you'll end up with a gooey mess! Cut the cookies while still a tad warm and they will be perfect.
- Break out that jug of milk or cup of coffee and enjoy!
- Thanks for stopping by today friends. We all could use a little sweetness in our lives these days whether it is with cookies, acts of kindness or kind words. Wishing you all happiness, good food and bit of sweetness as we journey through this pandemic. Journey On! Hugs and much love from me, Karen, TJG