I put three recipes together to make these amazing bars that really satisfy the sweet tooth. —Romagene Deuel, Clarkston, Michigan
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
Makesabout 1-1/2 dozen
- 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 package (10 ounces) butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, oats and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips and pecans. Reserve 2 cups. Spread remaining dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
- In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread evenly over crust. Crumble reserved dough over filling.
- Bake at 375° for 40-42 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 438 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Originally published as Butterscotch Bars in 2000 Taste of Home Annual Recipes