Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

We are very excited here in the San Francisco Bay area. Our 49ers are going to the Super Bowl! Last year we came really close, but the Giants beat us in the NFC championship game to go on to the Super Bowl and win it.

As excited as I am to watch my team in the Super Bowl, I’m a little out of my comfort zone. For the last 18 years, I have focused on Super Bowl snacks and my football pool numbers. This year, I’m going to have to juggle the snacks, the party, the football pool and rooting for my team! I’m sure I’ll be successful (I just hope I don’t have to hope for a safety against my team in order to win the football pool)!

I baked these Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars while the 49ers played and won the NCF championship game against the Falcons. These bar cookies are chewy and sweet with a deep rich flavor, and I love their texture! Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars would be perfect for your Super Bowl table (even if your team colors aren’t red and gold).  

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars
Adapted from Great American Brand Name Baking
Printable Recipe

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 11-ounce package Butterscotch Morsels

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 15 x 10 inch baking pan with parchment paper that overlaps the ends.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in oats and butterscotch morsels.

Spread dough in prepared pan, and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares. Makes about 3 dozen squares.


  1. These look yummy! And I need to get my fill of desserts before Lent starts. I think I'll make these this weekend.


  2. Your cousin Charlie is also thrilled about the Niners (unfortunately [understatement of the century] I am a Cowboys fan -- so I will be rooting for the Niners too!

    The bars look delicious.

  3. Hi Colleen, I didn't realize Charlie is a 49er fan! I'm glad we will be rooting for the same team. As for you being a Dallas Cowboys fan--What other choice do you have? The NFL abandoned southern California a long time ago! I do have fond memories of attending Rams' games with my dad when I lived down there, but I'm firmly in the "love the team your with" camp. Janice

  4. Sandy,
    I'm glad you are going to try the cookies! I'm tempted to put chocolate chips in with the butterscotch chips, but I love them them the way they are so I'm torn! Janice

  5. Yum, these look delicious. I love anything butterscotch, so definitely going to try making these :)



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