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Chewy Butterscotch Bars

A Little Taste of Fall


Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying a nice long holiday weekend! Ours has been really nice. We spent time with family and friends and today we are having a nice relaxing day at home.

My husband and I both love the fall, so we decided to start putting our fall decorations out today (just inside of the house because it might be a little too early for decorations on the outside….we may get some weird stares from the neighborhood..hehehe).

This is why I love the fall:

  • Cooler temperatures
  • Football season begins
  • Pumpkin recipes (I love pumpkin!)
  • The homey way the house feels with fall decorations
  • Leaves changing
  • Thanksgiving
  • Fall cooking (which leads me to today’s post)

In the theme of decorating our house today, I also wanted to fill the house with warm smells of the fall, so I baked some of these delicious chewy butterscotch bars! I modified this Cooking Light recipe slightly. Not only are they delicious, the house was fill with warm fall aromas!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 36 bars:


  • 1/2 cup packed Splenda brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups of brown rice flower
  • 2.5 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces of butterscotch morsels (about 1.25 cups)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chopped walnuts into a pan on medium heat. Toast them for about 5 minutes.


Melt butter in the microwave. Mix melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg in a large bowl.


Combine flour, oats, 1/2 tsp. salt, and baking soda in a bowl.


Add oat mixture to sugar mixture. Stir until combined (it will look like granola once it’s all mixed).


Place 3 cups of the oat mixture into the bottom of a 13 X 9 cooking sprayed dish. Set aside.


In a microwave safe bowl, melt condensed milk and butterscotch morsels. (This takes about 1 minute) Mix in walnuts.


Pour butterscotch mixture on top of crust.


Sprinkle butterscotch mixture evenly with remaining oat mixture, gently pressing into the butterscotch mixture.


Bake for 30 minutes (or until the topping is golden brown).


Cut into squares. Enjoy!



Nutrition information: Each bar has about 148 calories.

What do you like most about the fall?

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  1. Oh man, I love bars like this. These look fantastic!

  2. Butterscotch heaven. Great recipe.

  3. Yum!!!!!!

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