Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars

We spent most of the day on I-74 driving from western Illinois back home to Indiana. It was Labor Day and we invited our oldest to join us for a simple cookout. But I also needed a simple dessert. I whipped up these Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars in a matter of minutes…the only waiting involved the cooling time.

The ol’ hubster saw “butterscotch” in the recipe I printed off (I tweaked an earlier blog post by adding chocolate chips). I assured him there were no actual butterscotch chips or extract in these blondies. Butter and dark brown sugar provided the “butterscotch” flavor. This is where using quality ingredients is extremely important. Margarine just won’t do. And a quality butter, like Kerrygold*, will  definitely raise the bar. He had a small bar but zeroed in on the leftover non-butterscotch option that contained chopped Oreos (yeah, that always trumps any caramelly dessert in his mind). These were definitely more of my kind of treat than his.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick ) butter, melted (I always use a premium brand like Kerrygold)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • ¾ cup cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake