How to make it

  • In a bowl mix flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in a greased 13 x 9 x2 pan.
  • With your hand press firmly into a smooth, compact layer.
  • Bake in 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove pan to rack while you prepare the topping.
  • Combine syrup, butterscotch pieces, salt, butter, and water in a large saucepan.
  • With rubber spatula stir over low heat, pressing butterscotch pieces until melted and smooth.
  • Quickly stir in the walnuts and remove from heat.
  • Work quickly to prevent the mixture from hardening.
  • Place large spoonfuls on the warm, baked crust.
  • With the back of a spoon spread the mixture to within 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch of the crust edges.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on a rack for 30-40 minutes or until only slightly warm.
  • With small, sharp knife loosen around edges then cut into 16 bars.
  • With wide, metal spatula transfer bars to cutting board.
  • Cool thoroughly until firm.
  • Cut each bar in half.
  • Makes 32.

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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Another winner, Debra - I'm coming to your place for your holiday party trays!!!
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  • kukla 10 years ago
    Butterscotch is my fav....These sound devine; thanks for the post, Deb !
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    What a recipe...Really great.Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Love butterscotch!! These sound DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    I love cookie bars and this sounds like a nice recipe. I'll have to try these, too! So many good recipes, so little time! Thank you for the recipe!
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  • zena824 10 years ago

    These sound wonderful to DEb... thanks for a good post...
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I'm all over these.....wonderful bars. Love my butterscotch. YUM. Thanks for adding them to the Holiday Cookie Swap. My friends will be very happpy with me when I add these to the cookie jar.
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    This looks great. Thanks hon.
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