I love chocolate – don’t get me wrong. But sometimes I enjoy a dessert that’s not chocolate. I can’t believe I said that, but it’s true. This recipe for butterscotch brickle bars will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a tasty alternative to a chocolate treat.
½ c. granulated sugar
½ c. brown sugar
½ c. butter, softened
2 t. vanilla
1 ½ c. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
¾ c. toffee bits
½ c. butterscotch chips
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Use cooking spray or butter to grease a 9×13 baking dish. In a large bowl, beat together the sugars and butter until smooth, and then add the vanilla, and then the eggs one at a time. Slowly add in the flour, baking powder and salt, making sure to mix well. After all the dry ingredients are completely moisten, stir in the toffee bits and the butterscotch chips with a spoon.
Spread the dough in the pan and bake in the oven for about twenty minutes.
Ways to serve:
1. Cool, then serve sliced into bars.
2. Right after removing from the oven, sprinkle chocolate chips across the top and allow to melt, then spread with a butter knife.
3. Top with a mixture of butterscotch and chocolate chips, and then sprinkle with additional toffee bits.
I personally like it best without the topping, as the sweetness of the bar itself is enough for me. However, there are times when a little extra chocolate is definitely called for. My daughter likes to chase these with a glass of milk, always a favorite.
Another alternative would be to take out the butterscotch and use chocolate chips instead, making this a chocolate and brickle bar. You could also try white chocolate as well.
However you serve this dessert bar, it’s sure to be a hit at your house.
Tristi Pinkston is a full-time blogger in Media and Movie Reviews. Click here to read more of her blogs.