Butterscotch is a confection that has a distinctive flavor of brown sugar and butter. It is similar to caramel except the molasses notes in brown sugar give its its unique flavor. Butterscotch baking chips are readily available and are great for baking. This Butterscotch Cookie Bars recipe is very simple and easy and can be done in under an hour.
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
Place butterscotch chips and butter into a glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals until smooth. Set aside to cool until firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat the butterscotch chip mixture with eggs and vanilla until well blended.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the batter until evenly mixed. Add the brown sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts, and raisins. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the bars begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cut into squares while warm.