Sunday, May 27, 2012
Stand Mixer Sunday: Best of Both Worlds Chocolate Butterscotch Bars Recipe
Butterscotch chips are one of my many food vices. I don't buy them often because a 16-ounce bag disappears in no time around here. It's just the buttery combination or sugar and cream that I can't resist.
I recently made these butterscotch for my mom. I knew I wanted to make something with butterscotch, but my mom (and I) both enjoy chocolate, too. Choosing between the flavors is like trying to choose the cutest puppy, so I did what any logical person would: combined it for a mega dessert.
These turned out chewy with a nice, crisp exterior. It was the perfect combination of chocolate and butterscotch. I had a hard time passing these over to my mom.
Best of Both Worlds Chocolate Butterscotch Bars Recipe
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 Tablespoons melted butter, cooled
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low, cream together the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Once the mixture is smooth, add the butter and mix until combined.
Add the flour, salt and baking powder, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chips.
Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and add ganache or chocolate icing, if you're feeling really decadent.
Slice with a very sharp knife.