My father-in-law loves Oatmeal Scotchies (ya know, the oatmeal cookies with the butterscotch chips in them?). They are super good, but he is pretty health conscious, so I thought I would try something a bit different with healthful ingredients in mind, but still with a buttery, butterscotch flavor. I’ve been eyeing this 5 ingredient recipe for Butterscotch Bars from Heavenly Homemakers for awhile now, and hoped they would taste as good as she made them sound. Well, of course they do–after all, it is a Heavenly Homemakers recipe, and she never disappoints.
Now, when I say healthful, I do not mean eat- a-whole-pan-in-one-sitting kind of healthful. They do have a cup of butter in them, so they are not low calorie. What I mean is that they are made with healthful ingredients that are not artificial, and contain ingredients that are beneficial to the body. (example-fiber from the whole wheat flour, protein from the eggs)
My husband was heading out the door to meet his dad and brother for dinner and a movie, when I stopped him and pleaded for him to wait a few minutes so I could finish up the bars. I got that look from my husband, the look that said “you know my dad is a stickler for punctuality, please hurry!” Well, my patient husband waited for me to package these pretty, and in turn was 5 minutes late to dinner on Father’s day. Oops. 🙁 Hopefully a little package of still-warm-from-the -oven Butterscotch Bars will make it all ok. 🙂 I dearly love my father-in-law, and I am so very thankful for his influence on my husbands life, my life and my children’s lives. I love you, Don! (I’m smiling. It is good he does not read my blog, that PDVA -public display of verbal affection-would make him roll his eyes. You know the type, tries to be grizzly on the outside but everyone knows he is teddy on the inside-love it)
To be quite honest, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed with gratitude on this Father’s Day. I have been so blessed to have an amazing husband who is such a great dad to our girls, a super loving, giving and involved father-in-law, and my own daddy, whom I know loves me, has done so much for me, and reads my blog despite most of the content being of little interest to a guy like him-now that is love, huh? (miss you dad, hope you are having a GREAT time in Wisconsin!) I. AM. BLESSED.
On to the recipe…
it is easy and really yummy. It is bursting with buttery goodness and a bit on the gooey side–yum. I’m wondering if it would be just as good with a little less butter in it. I may try that next time.
Easy Butterscotch Bars
1 cup butter, melted
11/2 cups sucanat (pure cane sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
11/2 cups whole wheat flour
Stir butter and sucanat together. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Add whole wheat flour and mix until well combined. Pour batter into a 9×13 inch pan ( I greased mine) Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.