Blarney Stone Bars Recipe
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Blarney Stone Bars Recipe

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A lip-smacking layer of tinted frosting is the crowning touch to these butterscotch bars laden with crunchy pecans.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup English toffee bits
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 3/4 cup vanilla frosting

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 102 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in the toffee bits and pecans.
  2. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Add food coloring to frosting; spread over the bars. Cut into diamond shapes. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Blarney Stone Bars in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p37

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ohio1 62588
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"it was good"

pistshdlite 25294
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"These bars were really good. Not by themselves, but with the frosty made them really good."

tdfrank 32362
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"These are so delish! I haven't made them myself, but I found the recipe for a coworker and she has made them twice now--superb! The texture and flavors combine to make a very satisfying dessert--you won't even miss the chocolate! FYI, she doubles the recipe and uses her own recipe for the icing."

cynthiaelliott 203017
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"This recipe was very good. I used skor toffee bits instead of English toffee bits. It worked well. The cookies were moist and din't last long."

redteetop 49337
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"These were easy and great tasting."

psygrad95 25292
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I actually didn't make this yet - I'm wondering how you can get 3 1/2 dozen bars out of a 9 in square pan. It there a misprint in the amount or the pan size?"

nvthiele 49336
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"This was a very good recipe. Not overly sweet but lots of texture and flavor."

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