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Butterscotch Oat Bars Recipe

Butterscotch Oat Bars

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"These bar cookies are a great replacement to the classic brownie! Try using grated orange zest in the place of the vanilla for a citrusy twist!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter or margarine, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  5. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips. Spread dough into greased 15 x 10 inch pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until very lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2010

These bars are really good! I followed the recipe to the letter...except i only had a 9x13 pan, so I baked the bars for about 30 minutes, until they were golden brown on top and the center was set. These aren't too sweet and have a nice oat-y flavor and crumb. They beg for a glass of cold milk! Be sure to completely cool the bars prior to cutting...don't be tempted to try them early because they will just fall apart while warm!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2011

The Bars themselves were very tasty, but the texture of the bars was very crumbly and messy.


18 Ratings

Apr 24, 2006

This was just okay for me. I would suggest adding a teaspoon of salt to balance out the sweetness of these bars.

Mar 04, 2011

As other reviewers suggested I added about 1/2 teaspoon salt to counteract the sweetness and the taste was great. Also, as another reviewer noted this is basically the recipe on the back of the Nestle Butterscotch chip package. I was looking to halve the recipe(didn't want 4 doz. cookies) and was able to recalculate it here. I would make this again.

Aug 25, 2010

These were awesome and exactly what I was looking for.....

Apr 05, 2010

easy and delicious. I halved the recipe and baked in a 9x9 for 18 minutes.

May 15, 2009

This is a pretty good recipe. Like others before me I added a teaspoon of salt. The recipe is basically the same one off the butterscotch morsels on the Nestle package, so it is obviously a good start. I also added a little more vanilla and extra cinnamon to give it a little more. I also baked at 350 for about 35-40 minutes because I used a slightly different pan size.

Oct 31, 2008

These were just ok. After making this I decided it may have been better to use the batter as a cookie dough instead of bars. I doubt I make them again.


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  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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