Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars

Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars

Last Memorial Day I made the most amazing blueberry-almond-oatmeal crumble.  I didn’t make it again this year but I couldn’t stop thinking about that dessert this weekend.  I absolutely loved that dessert and I have two thoughts on it: 1 – I can’t believe it’s been a year since I made and enjoyed it.  Where in the heck does time go?  And 2 – Why haven’t I made it again?

I have made so many meal and desserts that we loved but rarely make them a second time.  I usually try to come up with something new and exciting to share here instead.  Sharing new recipes isn’t a bad thing at all…especially when these new and exciting recipes involved more oatmeal and butterscotch!

Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars | Bake Your Day

I added a new favorite dessert to my very, very long list of favorites this weekend.  These Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars are so simple and perfect for a summer cookout.  The original recipe came from Cooking Light.  I was excited to try it out, although not sure how the butterscotch would pair with the sweetened condensed milk.  But I was wowed!  The butterscotch-sweetened condensed milk filling is sandwiched between two layers of a crumbly brown sugar-oat crust.  Just perfectly gooey and chewy!

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Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars

Yield: 18 bars

Ooey gooey filling is sandwiched between two layers of a crumbly brown sugar-oat crust to make the perfect summer cookout treat - butterscotch bars!

Ingredients:

for the oat crust:
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
5 Tbs. butter, melted
1 tsp. almond extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

for the butterscotch filling:
3/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray (I use my Misto Sprayer.) Set aside.

Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl and then add the almond and the egg. Stir until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Add the oat mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until combined; the mixture will be crumble. Place about 3 cups of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.

Combine the sweetened condensed milk, the butterscotch chips and the remaining salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute, or until the butterscotch chips melt, stirring every 15 seconds. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan, and spread evenly over the oat crust mixture.

Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the butterscotch layer and gently press into the butterscotch layer. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the oat topping is browned. Cool completely before serving.

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars

 

42 Responses to “Oatmeal Almond Butterscotch Bars”

  1. #
    Tracey — May 29, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    Oh yum, Cassie – I love these! Any time you combine oats and brown sugar, I’m game and you took it up even a notch further with the butterscotch!

  2. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — May 29, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    These look delicious! I love anything with butterscotch chips!

  3. #
    Tieghan — May 29, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    These look like heaven!! Holy Yum!

  4. #
    Joanie @ Zagleft — May 29, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I love butterscotch and these bars look so good!

  5. #
    Amanda — May 29, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I love every single last ingredient you have in these… SOOOOO yummy!! I must make them! 🙂

  6. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 29, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    These sound incredible- I always forget about sweetened condensed milk!

  7. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — May 29, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    I love the idea of a gooey butterscotch layer in these- they sound so wonderful. I hope you had a great Memorial Day! 🙂

  8. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 29, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    These look so awesome. Since I am allergic to nuts, can I omit the nuts?

    • Cassie replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

      Hi Jocelyn, there aren’t any nuts in the recipe…only almond extract. But you could use vanilla instead.

  9. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 29, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Annnnnd I want this for breakfast. :9

  10. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — May 29, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    These sound so good with the butterscotch! And they are healthy as well with all those oats, right? 🙂

    Laurie: I want them for breakfast as well!

  11. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — May 29, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    I LOVE butterscotch. Pass me that plate!

  12. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 29, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Mmmm, love anything with butterscotch! Gotta try these ASAP.

  13. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 29, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Oatmeal and butterscotch is such a great combo. I’ll take two please!

  14. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 29, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    holy.

  15. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 29, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    YUM!! Butterscotch is my favorite flavor.

  16. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 29, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I’m addicted to butterscotch. I like to add it to my cookies so why not add it to oatmeal bars. Yes please.

  17. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — May 29, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    I recently am having a love affair with butterscotch. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite flavors but I just remembered how much I love it. I want a huge plate of these right now. They count as breakfast, right Cassie?!

  18. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 29, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I’ll 27 bars, please?!!

  19. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 29, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    These look fabulous, Cassie! Pinned!

  20. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 29, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I love anything with oatmeal, these bars look like a crowd-pleaser!

  21. #
    Joanne — May 29, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    I really don’t make enough butterscotch-infused treats even though I LOVE sucking on butterscotch candies! these bars need to make an appearance in my life!

  22. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — May 29, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    Why do I always read your amazing posts right before dinner? These look so yummy, I just have to Pin them for later…meaning after dinner!

  23. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — May 29, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I am currently obsessed with anything butterscotch! These look amazing!

  24. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 29, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    I. Melt. Oatmeal and butterscotch together…all chewy and ooey-gooey? With a touch of almond extract? Oh, heck to the yes! xo

  25. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 29, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    WOW! Oatmeal and butterscotch – I love that pairing so much. And with almond, yum!

  26. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — May 29, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    Oh yum, I adore oat bars. I have the same thing – I rarely make something twice, but I’m trying to change that since it seems like a shame to let such deliciousness go unmade!

  27. #
    katie — May 30, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    These bars look amazing! Love the combo of flavors! See you next week!!!!

  28. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 30, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    These would easily become my new favorite treat!

  29. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — May 30, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    The pairing of oatmeal and butterscotch is pure genius! These would be a dangerous snack for me 🙂

  30. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — May 30, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    I love this combination! These are definitely the perfect summer cookout treat!

  31. #
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — May 30, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I totally hear you about being a blogger and never making the same thing twice. Heck, even before I was a blogger, I rarely made the same thing twice. It’s kind of sad, because even if something is super delicious, I’m unlikely to remember to make it again. But, I just have SO many other recipes and ideas that I want to try, that it would probably take me 3 lifetimes to get through them all!

  32. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — May 30, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Your butterscotch filling with the sweetened condense milk sounds delicious!! I love almonds and these bars will be really hard to resist when they are in the kitchen! 😀

  33. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 30, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I LOOOOOOOVE butterscotch and oats, so these babies wouldn’t last long around me! Great flavor pairing, Cassie.

  34. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — May 30, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    i never know how to use butterscotch chips besides throwing them in cookies–love this idea of using as a filling!

  35. #
    alex — May 30, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    i have some butterscotch chips in the panty that I have been needing to use! thanks for the recipe!

  36. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 31, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Love these! I actually have the CL recipe printed on my stack of things to make next week! Great minds 🙂

  37. #
    Deborah @ Delicious Happens — June 2, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    These look totally yummy!!

  38. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — June 3, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    This flavor combination sounds amazing 🙂 I love butterscotch

  39. #
    Marcie@Flavorthemoments — June 12, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    Oh, these look gorgeous and sound so delicious. I love my oatmeal and almonds, so with butterscotch, even better!

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