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Gooey Butterscotch Bars Recipe
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Gooey Butterscotch Bars Recipe

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The name says it all for these bars. With caramels, butterscotch chips and pudding, they're ooey, gooey and finger-lickin' good! Sugar cookie mix speeds up prep time during the busy holidays, and the easy recipe makes a big batch! —Carol Brewer, Fairborn, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 14 ounces caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 199 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar cookie mix, pudding mix, butter and egg. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine caramels and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips.
  3. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Gooey Butterscotch Bars in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 199 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Gooey Butterscotch Bars(27)

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

First dish that we found much too sweet!

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

These are really good! I used roasted peanuts instead of mixed nuts and used half butterscotch chips and half semi sweet chocolate chips. I found its easier to keep these refrigerated, they stay a little less messy that way. I will definatly make these again!

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

these are so good I shared with several people and they all loved these

very rich but so so good

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

Wonderfully delicious ! :-)

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

Delicious and very rich-tasting. A little bar goes a long way--you could easily cut these into 1" squares because they are so rich. I might cut the butterscotch chips to 3/4 c. when I make this again. The cookie mix crust helped make this recipe simple and fast. Wrapped caramels take forever to unwrap but Kraft now makes those same caramels in bead form. The package is only 11 oz., which isn't quite enough for this recipe but it's a real time-saver to not have to unwrap all of the caramels!

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