I’m not going to waste a special treat on something that isn’t delicious. A bite of a Butterscotch Pecan Bars with Brown Sugar Drizzle is a great treat!
Even though I post a lot of yummy dessert recipes, we usually limit them to Sundays. On Sunday John and I make a special meal together and finish it with a sweet treat. After a serving or two, we share the rest. These Butterscotch Pecan Bars with Brown Sugar Drizzle definitely earned the “Sunday Special” designation.
When I make something and it doesn’t deserve that “special” designation, I’ll remake it or scrap the entire thing and you won’t see them here on Hostess At Heart. I always want to hit it the first time around because I hate wasting food and ingredients. I’ve tried a few recipes on the world wide web, and sometimes they’re amazing and other times they just aren’t very good in my opinion. That always disappointing (sad face inserted here).
Most of our favorites usually start and end in chocolate and John and I don’t always like nuts. We’re not in love with nuts in brownies and a few other recipes but when it comes to pecans as one of the star ingredients you can sign both of us up. These Butterscotch Pecan Bars are so easy to put together and deserve the “Sunday Special” designation. They make an 8″ square pan so you don’t have so darned much that it’s hard to get rid of.
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I'm not going to waste a special treat on something that isn't delicious. A bite of a Butterscotch Pecan Bars with a Brown Sugar Drizzle is a great treat!
- 4 tbsp butter melted and cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar I use dark
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup pecans chopped
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8" pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture with the mixer on low. Add pecans and butterscotch chips and blend on low until combined.
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in the pan and cut into squares.
Store covered at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from Toast to Omaha by Junior League of Omaha
Now I have to fess up, we enjoyed (demolished) this special treat until every last crumb was gone. Hey, that’s what the gym is for right?
As much as we enjoyed these Butterscotch Pecan Bars, here are a few more treats perfect any day or occasion!