Butterscotch Fudge Bars Recipe
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Butterscotch Fudge Bars Recipe

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You can't go wrong with this dessert. Everyone will savor these homemade treats. The trick is to eat just one!—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 278 calories, 15 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in chips.
  2. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Fudge Bars in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"One of my favorites"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"A little on the sweet side (what w/ butterscotch chips isn't?) but tasty and nice texture. Quick & east to make. Might try adding nuts next time."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"I think this would be really good made with peanut butter chips as well!"

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