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Rich Butterscotch Bars

 Rich Butterscotch Bars
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."
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk,
  • egg and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  • Pour over the crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at
  • 325° for 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.