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Sunday Bakeday

24 Jan

Butterscotch Bars

Sundays are usually the day where I catch up on everything I “forgot” to do during the week. For college students it’s a heavy homework and pajamas day that comes much too soon after a Saturday night. Also, during this time of the year, it’s a football day (Go Colts!) that usually means lots of beer, wings, and yelling. So much to do with such little time. Add to that the fact that all I really want to do on Sundays is mix up a baked good (or two) and it’s amazeballs that I can get anything accomplished at all. Plus, isn’t it required to eat what you’ve baked immediately? Add in the cooling time and the lounge time required and you find that baking is an all day affair. right.

I sent out a twit (tweet? twat? twanker?) yesterday asking for suggestions on a caramel baked good but then I found this recipe from the lovely Lonely Bakers for butterscotch bars. I haven’t had butterscotch in a long time, but for good reason–all I can ever think about is my next butterscotch fix. I crave them and begin to convince myself I can’t live another moment without some injected into my system. I will quickly kill for just a sweet sweet taste of those delicious morsels. mmmmmm.

Right, moving on. These bars called for just half a cup of butterscotch (a crime!) so I promptly added another 3/4 of a cup and mixed for a real good time. Oh, and I also added in some Heath toffee bits to really get the sugar party started and make my friends love me even more. I’m not above gaining friendship by offering delicious foods. Isn’t that how you make friends? I also used dark brown sugar because, if you ask me, that is the only kind of brown sugar. The recipe is fairly simple with sweet results. I promised that I would be sending these off to Los Angeles but I’m not sure how they will travel and if any will be left by the time I make it to the post office tomorrow. Maybe I should just use them as fuel for the hundro of pages I have to read by tonight. Sugar crash, anyone?

Butterscotch Bars

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butterscotch morsels
1/2 cup Heath bits
Preheat oven to 350〫
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients and still well to incorporate and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat sugars and butter until creamy, about 4 minutes. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Slowly add flour mixture into wet mixture and mix just until blended. Stir in chips.

Spread evenly in an 8″ square backing pan that has been coated with cooking spray (I just give the pan a rub with the butter wrapper. Save your wrappers and use them for things like this!). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pick comes out clean when inserted into center of bars. Cool completely and cut. Enjoy!