These soft and chewy Butterscotch bars are sort of a cross between a cookie and a carmely brownie. It is a family favorite. My daughter used my old recipe and baked them to bring to our fourth of July cook out where they were happily received by all.
As you may know, I like to make nutritious dishes-- most of the time. But every once in a while (well, maybe slightly more often...) I want to make something the tastes wonderful but may have a bit more sugar or contains something I seldom use, like shortening. Today is one of those days!
I have tried making these with something besides shortening and it just did not work as well! You could try half shortening and half butter or coconut oil but it will affect the texture. I try to only make these when there will be a big crowd because then I won't be tempted to eat half a pan :-)
I don't know where the original recipe came from but I got it from a friend about 25 years ago and have changed a few things.
Butterscotch morsels are a delicious butterscotch chip similar to chocolate chips but if they are not available in your locale, these are wonderful even without the morsels. You could substitute toffee bits or chocolate chips.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups butterscotch morsels ( Nestle’s )
1 cup nuts, chopped -- optional