Butterscotch Brownie Bars One Idea Two Attemps 

I had an idea, but no recipe. I hope by now your not surprised. In the end there were two recipes both a little off target, but still delicious.
I wanted to make some butterscotch chocolate chip cookie bars.

My first recipe was a peculiar mix of two past recipes, some confusion and imagination. I believe it included the following… Perhaps don’t serve it to guests, but still eatable.
1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup sugar (1 of brown, 1 of white)

1 tbsp baking soda

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup hot water

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips
I started with the dry ingredients … Flour, sugars, Cocoa and soda.

Then the wet ingredients… Oil, egg, vanilla and water.

But there was too much wet, so I added more flour and cocoa.

Finally I added my chips.

Then Curt was up to bat! At 325

I thought they were done, then I started to cut, but it appeared to be not quite done. So I gave it a little more time.

It smelled amazing, but once I had to free the little puppies from their pan, they crumpled. They’re extremely moist and delicious, just not bars.

Attempt #2 – I tried following a recipe a little more closely this time, but realized with the first ingredient that I was short of what the recipe asked… So this wouldn’t be a smooth ride either. Again this was approximately what I used …
1/8 cup melted butter (should have been at least 1/4 or 1/3)

1/4 cup canola oil (should have been none)

1 egg

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp baking soda

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3/4 cup flour

I started with the butter… Then stared at it lamenting that I didn’t have more, and debated going to the store for the second time today to buy more, but decided to push onward with what I had.

I melted the butter and added some oil to hopefully compensate.

Added my egg, sugar and vanilla.

And the drys.


Then into Curt at 350. This tiny batch barely fit in my smallest pan.


Pretty soon the studio had filled with yummy smells, and the bars were done. They held their shape much better. But we’re rather crispy. I think it was the oil.


This duo seems to be of the fraternal variety. But both delightful.


I’m sure my office will enjoy them, none the less.

Xo ~M

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