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Easy Butterscotch Bars

Are you short on time but need a super-easy dessert recipe?

You will definitely want to try these Butterscotch Bars.

You can save lots of time because the recipe starts with butter pecan cake mix, so there's no measuring and very little mixing.

With only four ingredients, you can mix these bars up in about 15 minutes, bake them for about 35 minutes, then just let them cool before serving.

What could be easier?

When cutting your bars (and brownies) you can try using a pastic knife which will make clean and sharp cuts and is unlikely to tear the crust.

And to keep them from drying out, store them in a tightly covered container or leave them in the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Bars Recipe

Prep Time:15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes

  • 1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar (12.5 ounces) caramel topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, butter and egg using a fork.
  3. Press half of mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and remove pan from oven to cool slightly.
  5. Pour caramel topping over partially-baked crust and then sprinkle remaining cake mixture on top of caramel layer.
  6. Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. Cool pan completely on wire rack.
  8. Cut bars into desired size and shape.
  9. Store in airtight container or leave bars in pan and cover tightly with foil.

Makes one 13x9-inch pan Butterscotch Bars.

Cake Mix Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Nugget Bars

Butterscotch Nugget Bars Recipe

Prep Time:15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 to 35 minutes

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, crushed to 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly grease 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter and crushed cereal. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until crumbly.
  3. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of crumbled mixture for topping.
  5. Beat egg into remaining mixture until thoroughly combined.
  6. Press mixture into bottom of baking pan.
  7. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butterscotch topping on medium speed until smooth.
  8. Spread cream cheese mixture over base layer in baking pan.
  9. In a small bowl, combine reserved mixture and chopped pecans. Sprinkle over cream cheese layer.
  10. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  11. Cool pan completely on wire rack.
  12. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

Makes about 36 Butterscotch Nugget Bars.

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