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Butterscotch Cream Cheese Blondie-type Bars

Written By: Jodi on June 17, 2008 2 Comments

I came across this recipe awhile back and couldn’t wait to try it out. Warning: This stuff is addictive! This makes a lot of bars and unless you want to gain 10 lbs., it’s probably best to share. :-) These are very rich – FIVE eggs in this one. This is one of my new favorite recipes. Let me know if you try them!

The recipe is from Bake or Break.

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

Cream Cheese Filling

    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 large egg, at room temperature
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg and beat well. Add flour and combine. Set aside.

Bars

    1/2 cup unsalted butter
    2 cups butterscotch chips
    2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
    4 large eggs, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts (I omitted these completely)

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 12″x 18″jelly roll pan.

In a medium saucepan, melt butterscotch chips and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Alternatively, you can melt them in the microwave. Remove from heat and beat in brown sugar. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, to butterscotch/butter mixture. Add vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well combined. Stir in nuts, if used. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Drop the cream cheese filling by teaspoonfuls over the batter. With a small knife, swirl into the batter. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a pick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool to room temperature before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 3-inch bars.

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2 Responses to “Butterscotch Cream Cheese Blondie-type Bars”

  1. Gina Webb says on: 18 June 2008 at 1:26 pm

    hmmmm… sounds like a recipe I might have to mess with so I can eat it too:) Missed you today at the park! In fact, like no one was there. I did get to hang out with one other mom, so that was cool. I had never been to that park before. It was nice. Not a lot for the little ones to do, but they had fun anyways.

    you know, I am just going to make a date for you to come over for dinner:)

  2. Jodi says on: 18 June 2008 at 5:50 pm

    There was a park day? I had no idea! If you remember to let me know next time, we’ll try to come. We were out running errands today – and found another geocache!

    I think we’re clear on dates other than the last weekend of June. Nothing is set but I believe we’ll have some kind of a family gathering that weekend – other than that, I am not aware of any other commitments unless David’s forgotten to tell me something. :-)

    Ugh, I was outside for maybe 5 minutes with the dog just now and I got bit by something. I’m a biting bug magnet. I can’t see it yet but I sure feel it!

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