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Blarney Stone Bars

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
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon 2% 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


  • 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 toffee bits and pecans.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-24 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Add food coloring to frosting; spread over bars. Cut into diamond shapes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 102 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • ohio1
    Mar 10, 2013

    it was good

  • pistshdlite
    Mar 22, 2012

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

  • tdfrank
    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
    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
    Mar 7, 2010

    These were easy and great tasting.

  • psygrad95
    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
    Mar 13, 2009

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