• February 24, 2015
Chewy Oatmeal Scotchie Bars

Butterscotch is one of the flavors that my husband really likes, and isn’t my favorite, which is why he loves these Chewy Oatmeal Scotchie Bars.

He begs me all the time to make oatmeal scotchies and scotcheroos and all sorts of other butterscotchy treats. I give in every once in a while, but usually I try to make something else.

Don’t get me wrong, I like butterscotch. There are just other flavors that I would choose first. Like, pretty much all of them.

There was even an ice cream flavor that came out a few months ago called Scotchy Scotch Scotch. It didn’t have anything to do with alcohol, but was ALL butterscotch. Butterscotch flavored ice cream with a butterscotch ripple and crunchy butterscotch bits. My husband was in heaven. I could only handle one bite. It was just too much butterscotch.

But when I saw this recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Scotchie Bars, I knew it was the level of butterscotch that I could handle. Maybe it’s because these chewy oatmeal bars are covered in a frosting that complements the butterscotch, but doesn’t actually contain any. Plus, there’s those 2 other words: chewy and oatmeal. Those are both obvious indications of a splendid treat (at least to me).

I’ve made these Chewy Oatmeal Scotchie Bars a couple times when an easy treat was needed to feed more people than usual, and they’re always a big hit!

Chewy Oatmeal Scotchie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Yield: about 24 bars

Ingredients

    For the bars:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Butterscotch morsels
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream

Instructions

    For the bars:
  1. Heat over to 375 degrees F. Grease or line with parchment a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet.
  2. Beat butter and sugars until light, then add eggs and vanilla and beat.
  3. Add oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and beat until combined.
  4. Fold in butterscotch chips.
  5. Press dough into prepared baking sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes. Watch carefully since these are much better on the undercooked side.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.
  7. For the frosting:
  8. Cream butter for about 3-5 minutes until light in color.
  9. Add cinnamon, salt, powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  10. Beat another 3-5 minutes, adding more milk if needed. Spread over cooled bars.

Notes

Adapted from Shugary Sweets

http://www.delectabilities.com/chewy-oatmeal-scotchie-bars/

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