Wednesday, September 30, 2009

salted butterscotch nut bars

I got this recipe from a little Betty Crocker cookbooklet. It's a keeper. salty, sweet, sticky, gooey......
one stick of butter, 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4tsp salt mix all that gently until it looks like this


...I used a pastry blender

now, press it into a 9x13" pan and bake (just like this) at 350 for 15min



take 2 cups of salted nuts, any type will do. (I bet cashews would be heavenly!)




1 cup of butterscotch chips... although I am thinking this recipe will be reinvented with other types of chips ( white chocolate-macadamia?)





over low heat, melt them with 1/2 c corn syrup. * I added vanilla too at this point)






also add 2 tbs butter...








spread the nuts on your baked crust...







spread the melted chips over them...and bake for 5 min. Now here's the catcher: the recipe said cut while warm, I tried and the topping was too soft. So, I waited until they were cool and they were very hard to cut. (between the nuts and the crust...) so... next time I will try and cut while lukewarm. It is worth the hassle though! Enjoy!










Hot out of the oven...









...worth the trouble of cutting.











mmmm!












4 comments:

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Oh.My.God. Those look so good...why oh why do you torture me?

Michelle said...

OMG...those look so gooey and delicious!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! What a great photo!!

Brandi Bond said...

YUUMMM!!!!