Rich and Chewy Butterscotch Bars

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Butterscotch Bars . . . these bars are thick and chewy and full of crunchy pecans.  The maple flavoring adds a wonderful depth of flavor. 

Buttery, chewy Butterscotch Bars are an easy bar cookie that taste incredible!
I needed some treats to take to a neighbor today, and wanted to try something fast and easy. So I whipped up these butterscotch bars. Oh man, are they ever good!

We love these buttery and delicious Butterscotch Bars. You can whip up a batch in minutes!

Recipe for quick and easy Butterscotch Bars with pecans. A great bar cookie recipe1

They are moist and chewy and have a great butterscotch-y (is that a word?) flavor. I used pecans in mine and I thought it was perfect. I love using this nut chopper to chop my pecans. I store it in the fridge so I can have chopped nuts ready in seconds. Such a time saver!

If you love rich and chewy bar cookies, give these Butterscotch Bars a try!

It was a good thing it makes a small batch or I might have eaten them until I was sick. They are definitely going into my recipe box of favorites! If you love a chewy blondie with a rich buttery flavor, you have got to give this recipe a try!
Yield: 12 Servings

Butterscotch Bars

Rich and chewy butterscotch bars with pecans.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple flavoring
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2-1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Cream sugar, butter, and maple flavoring in a mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs. Stir in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a greased 9" square pan.

Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into bars.


These bars are pretty rich, so I cut them into smaller sized bars.

Give these rich and chewy Butterscotch Bars a try. They are a delicious bar cookie recipe!

butterscotch-bars, recipe(original recipe – photos updated 11/2016)
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  1. Hi, could the butter just be softened instead of melted when you cream it with the brown sugar? If it’s melted will it liquefy the sugar? Thanks.

  2. What is maple “flavoring”? Can I use real maple syrup instead? Thanks.

    • Maple flavoring can be found by the vanilla at the grocery store. Like other extracts or flavorings, it has a very concentrated taste, which is why you need such a small amount. Maple syrup would not be a good substitute. Hope you can find some. 🙂

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