Butterscotch Brickle Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Butterscotch Brickle Bars are bar cookies made with nuts and melted butterscotch chips.
  • 1 1/3 cups flour (6 oz)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 oz (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups chopped nuts, toasted (I used coarsely chopped walnuts)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. If you want to skip lining the pan, feel free.
  2. Mix the flour, brown sugar, softened butter and 1/4 tsp. salt and blend until crumbly. Press into the prepared pan and bake on middle rack for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the remaining salt, butterscotch chips , corn syrup and water to the hot butter and stir well. Microwave at 50% powder for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat if necessary until chips are melted. Note: You may also do that step in a double boiler. The microwave works perfectly, just don't use a high setting. Stir in the nuts (batter will be kind of thick and goopy) and spoon over baked shortbread layer, spreading evenly. Bake for 8 minutes longer. Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes, then remove from pan and score while still warm.
  4. Let cool completely before serving.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2011/01/03/butterscotch-brickle-bars/