Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

You’ll be surprised how many friends will ask you for this recipe after tasting these scrumptious butterscotch-y, oat-crunchy bars. They will be your new favorite, as they only take a few minutes to mix up, and the baked bars taste incredible.
Makes: About 16-20 servings
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 13 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, stir together flour, 1-1/2 cups oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in 3/4 cups butterscotch chips and pecans, if using. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining oats and butterscotch chips over top.

Step 4

Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.

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all-purpose flour

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

uncooked old-fashioned oats

2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats (not instant. Divided)

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1/2 teaspoon salt

ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

firmly-packed light brown sugar

1-1/2 cups firmly-packed light brown sugar


2 Eggs

butterscotch chips

1 cup butterscotch chips (divided)

pecan chips

1/2 cup pecan chips (optional)

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