3.14.2009

Dark Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Bars


Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bars
All is right in the world when there are homemade cookies and milk. If those cookies include chocolate, have barely undercooked centers, and the edges are slightly crispy, you are reaching snack time nirvana.

Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bars meet all of my perfect cookie requirements. The bars cut from the middle of the pan stay chewy while the ones around the edge of the pan have a buttery, crunchy crust. The only problem with these treats is that they disappear too quickly.




Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bars
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups dark chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until creamy. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Invert pan on a cutting board, remove parchment and cut into bars.

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

BUTTERSCOTCH!!!

Melanie said...

Those look absolutely fantastic. I can tell all would be right in my world, too, if I had a pan of those waiting for me!

Ginny said...

I really should have given up food blogs for Lent, too....

Katie said...

Not only do these look absolutely delicious but both pics are really gorgeous as well! YUMM!!!

MaryBeth said...

YUM-O.....the perfect cookie bar!

Patsyk said...

Love that combination! Marking this one to try soon as I get some butterscotch chips!

Patsyk said...

Typing too fast... I meant dark chocolate chips! LOL!

Linda said...

These look great. Two favorites in this house...chocolate and butterscotch!

Jan said...

Mmmmm yum! My husband would love these!

Robin Sue said...

This picture of the whole bar is mine! What a grand treat this bar is, perfect with tea or coffee or even a big gulp of cold milk!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Oh boy! What I wouldn't give to be a 5th grader coming home from school to be greeted with a pan of these. I'm one who particularly loves those chewy edge pieces :-)

Hayley said...

I'm drooling over my screen right now! These look amazing, thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Ohhh my. These look sooo scrumptious!

Colleen said...

Oooh these DO sound like the perfect bar - and I love butterscotch!

finsmom said...

Another yummy sounding recipe! Thanks for sharing! I cant wait to try it!

Now you have me craving butterscotch... :)

Maria said...

Oh yum!! I love bar cookies. These look so so good!

Koh Samui said...

I decided to make chocolate chip butterscotch bars but with a twist, adding peppermint extract instead of vanilla! But these are look like a treat for kids. Thanks for sharing ur Secrets :)

Colleen said...

Me again! Just posted these - they were delicious!