Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oatmeal 'Scotch Bars with Butterscotch Glaze

Printable Recipe

From a Cook's Country magazine.

1  1/4 cups flour
2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp water
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup butterscotch chips

Line a 9x13" pan with foil, leaving overhang on all sides. Mix flour, soda, and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until nutty brown in color, about 12 minutes. Pour hot butter over butterscotch chips in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the brown sugar until dissolved, then whisk in vanilla and egg until combined. Stir in the flour mixture in two additions until combined. Spread mixture in prepared pan and bake 350 degrees for 17 - 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Place pan on a wire rack.

For the glaze, bring brown sugar, water and salt to a simmer in small saucepan. Pour hot sugar mixture over the butterscotch chips in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Drizzle over the warm bars and cool on wire rack until warm to touch, about 1  1/2 hours. Using the overhang, lift bars from pan and cool completely on wire rack, about another 30 minutes. Cut into bars and serve. Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

1 comment:

the domestic mama said...

mmmm butterscothch oaties! Sounds delish!