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Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

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Chocolate and butterscotch go together like peanut butter & jelly, milk & cookies, and salt & caramel. I had to create a delicious, decadent, dense bar combining chocolate and butterscotch – and it turned out pretty amazing! You can half the butterscotch layer for a smaller, less intensely sweet bar. These will have you bargaining with yourself about one more bite!

What You Need:

Bottom layer:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup flour

Butterscotch layer:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 (3.5-4 oz) packages butterscotch pie & pudding mix (OR use one butterscotch + one vanilla)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup  butterscotch chips

Top layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional – top with toffee bits!

Make them:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray lightly.

Place the butter in a small microwaveable bowl and melt.

Mix in sugar, cocoa and vanilla until well combined.

Add egg and mix well.

Add salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until just combined.

Pour into baking pan and spread evenly.

Bake for about 8 minutes, or until it’s no longer wet.

Middle layer:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium  heat.  Reduce too low.

Add powdered sugar, pudding mixes, and milk.  Stir until combined.

Add chips and stir until combined.  Remove from heat.

Pour over bottom layer and set aside.

Make the top layer:

Place semisweet chips in a medium bowl.

Bring heavy whipping cream to the beginnings of a boil.

Pour cream over chips and let sit for about 3-5 minutes.

Stir until combined fully.

Pour over the butterscotch layer.

Cool to room temperature, then put in fridge for at least 2 hours.

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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

These creamy bars are absolutely decadent and PACKED with sweetness!

Ingredients

Bottom layer:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup flour

Butterscotch layer:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 3.5-4 oz packages butterscotch pie & pudding mix (OR use one butterscotch + one vanilla)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Top layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional - top with toffee bits!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray lightly.
  • Place the butter in a small microwaveable bowl and melt.
  • Mix in sugar, cocoa and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add egg and mix well.
  • Add salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until just combined.
  • Pour into baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, or until it's no longer wet.

Middle layer:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium  heat.  Reduce too low.
  • Add powdered sugar, pudding mixes, and milk.  Stir until combined.
  • Add chips and stir until combined.  Remove from heat.
  • Pour over bottom layer and set aside.

Make the top layer:

  • Place semisweet chips in a medium bowl.
  • Bring heavy whipping cream to the beginnings of a boil.
  • Pour cream over chips and let sit for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir until combined fully.
  • Pour over the butterscotch layer.
  • Cool to room temperature, then put in fridge for at least 2 hours.

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I would have to bargain with myself to give them away as soon as I make them. Yum….

  2. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of butterscotch. I can take it or leave it.
    I pinned this for others who enjoy the taste of butterscotch 🤩

  3. 5 stars
    These look so good! I know that when I make these they will go fast!

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