Butterscotch Bars

These rich and chewy bars of butterscotch goodness are extra-easy to make with cake mix and butterscotch caramel topping.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

3/4
cup butterscotch caramel topping (from 17-oz jar)
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter pecan cake mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1/4
teaspoon fleur de sel sea salt or coarse sea salt, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, mix topping and 1 tablespoon of the dry cake mix. In large bowl, stir together remaining dry cake mix, the butter and egg, using fork, until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture. Using a piece of plastic wrap on crumb mixture, press remaining mixture in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased 9-inch square pan; remove wrap.
  • 2 Bake 12 minutes. Pour topping over crust to within 3/4 inch of edge. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup crumb mixture.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges of crust with knife. Cool completely, about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with coarse salt. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

Expert Tips

A plastic knife makes a clean, sharp cut for bars and brownies and is less likely to tear the crust.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.