Recently my family and I had a dessert so delicious that my parents started acting funny: my mom insisted we eat the bars before dinner and my dad took an entire plateful for himself! What was the dessert? A simple, yet scrumptious chocolate butterscotch bar. Dubbed Alumnae Bars by my great aunt, these bite-sized treats are easy to make and are delightful crowd pleasers. They are completely portable making them perfect for a potluck, picnic, or bake sale. To take a look at the recipe — it's great for using up the "odds and ends" of chocolate chips —
1 stick butter
18 graham crackers
1 bag shredded coconut, optional
1 bag butterscotch morsels
1 bag chocolate chips*
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil.
- Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove.
- Meanwhile crush the graham crackers until small but not fine.
- Combine the graham crackers and the melted butter and press, covering the bottom, into the prepared baking sheet.
- If using the coconut, spread over the top graham crackers evenly. Repeat with the butterscotch morsels and chocolate chips.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top evenly.
- Sprinkle the walnuts evenly over the pan.
- Press down with a large spoon or spatula compacting the layers together.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes and cut into small bars.
- Cover with foil and place in the freezer until ready to serve.
Makes 16-24 bars depending on the size.
*Use your favorite type of morsels: chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet, peanut butter, or a combination of several
- Desserts, Brownies
- North American