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Chewy Butterscotch Bars

A Little Taste of Fall

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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:

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Pour butterscotch mixture on top of crust.

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

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

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Cut into squares. Enjoy!

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Nutrition information: Each bar has about 148 calories.

What do you like most about the fall?

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4 Comments

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

  2. Butterscotch heaven. Great recipe.

  3. Yum!!!!!!

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