Rich Butterscotch Bars Recipe

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From Jefferson, Wisconsin, Kathryn Roth notes, "My husband works second shift, so I spend a few nights a week baking just for fun. He takes half of my sweets to his co-workers, who frequently ask for these tasty bars."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Add cracker crumbs; set aside 2/3 cup. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in milk, egg and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  3. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Rich Butterscotch Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p17

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"Quick and easy to make and the family loves it. I do switch it up, making it one time with the graham crackers and the next time I use saltines."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"very tasty!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"made this for lunch today-went over very well

easy to make"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"Very good"

Reviewed May. 26, 2009

"I made these for a graduation party and they were YYYUUUUMMMMYYY. Everybody wanted the recipe!"

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