Butterscotch Cookie Bars

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You just need 10 minutes to whip up these easy butterscotch cookie bars loaded with brown sugar and butterscotch chips. Best served with ice cream!

stack of butterscotch bars with milk

Close your eyes for a minute.


Chewy butterscotch cookie bars. Imagine these little butterscotch blondies fresh from the oven with a scoop of ice cream melting on top. Oh, and don’t forget the butterscotch ice cream topping.

 butterscotch bars with milk and forks

Are you drooling yet? If not…are you breathing?!!

In my mind, butterscotch does not get the credit it deserves. When people think dessert, what comes to mind? Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Strawberries.

Butterscotch tends to get left behind.

But when you’re looking for an easy dessert to whip up? This chewy butterscotch bars recipe is the answer. Just 10 minutes. Simple ingredients. A little too easy.

close up of  butterscotch bars

Just a hint when you’re making these bars. I recommend under baking them just a little bit. The recipe calls for baking the bars at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. I tend to bake them for no more than 30 minutes, but they will be a little underdone inside. If you want them firmer, add that extra 5 minutes to the baking time.

Also, I like to cut these bars shortly after they come out of the oven. They tend to get hard to cut and remove the longer they sit in the pan.

 butterscotch bars in a baking pan

My last hint? 

Serve them with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. And maybe a drizzling of butterscotch sauce. The butterscotch cookie bars will be a hit. I promise.


stack of three butterscotch bars
stack of three butterscotch bars

Butterscotch Cookie Bars

4.56 from 54 votes
You just need 10 minutes to whip up these easy butterscotch cookie bars loaded with brown sugar and butterscotch chips. Best served with ice cream!
Servings 15 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-size bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  • Spread the batter in a well-greased 9x13 pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the bars are set in the middle.
  • Cut while the bars are still warm.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.



Serving: 66g | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 258

I originally shared this recipe on Real Housemoms.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Yee Wen
11 months ago

5 stars
You can add slightly less than a cup just 3/4 cup or over ish of brown sugar instead of 2. Also roughly how long can keep till can’t eat (molded)?

9 months ago

5 stars
I made this with my gluten free flour blend. Fabulous!

8 months ago

What if you double the amount of butterscotch chips?