For years, my friend would bring these delicious butterscotch bars topped with chocolate to parties, and she finally relinquished the recipe to me. This dessert is super easy to make and tastes great with organic ingredients. Although the recipe is quick to assemble, the bars do require refrigeration before serving. It is best to plan ahead, although I have sped things up in the freezer before.
Chocolate Coated Butterscotch Bars Recipe
1 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar or Sucanat
Add and blend together well:
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 large egg yolk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
Place mixture in a 9″ x 13″ glass pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees. When done, pour on top of bars:
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Spread the chocolate chips with a butter knife or spatula over the hot bars. The heat from the bars will melt the chocolate. Cut the bars with a knife, then refrigerate for at least an hour.
It is very important to cut the bars when they are still hot, as they are impossible to cut once they have hardened. My children really love this sweet treat, and I like that they are simple to make. My kids also think it is cool that the heat of the bars melts the chocolate, and the spatula is fun to lick too!
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