This recipe for Coconut Butterscotch Bars makes the BEST butterscotch bars! They’re chewy, delicious and couldn’t be easier to make!
ABOUT THE RECIPE
I was flipping one of my grandmother’s recipe books the other day and found a sheet of paper with a recipe for butterscotch bars written on it. I don’t know where she got the recipe but I used it as a starting point for these bars.
I changed the amount of flour and salt and added one additional ingredient: coconut.This recipe has 1/4 cup of coconut which is enough to give a subtle, unique flavor to this classic bar.
DELICIOUS AND CHEWY BROWN SUGAR
This recipe for coconut butterscotch bars has TWO cups of brown sugar! You can bet these bars are chewy and yummy thanks to all that brown sugar! The brown sugar also adds a sweet, delicious flavor since it has molasses in it.
I used light brown sugar. If you want more of a molasses flavor, use dark brown sugar. Curious about the difference between light and dark brown sugar? The Kitchn has a good article with EVERYTHING you may have wondered about brown sugar.
GETTING THE BARS IN AND OUT OF THE PAN
The batter is pretty sticky and somewhat thick. It’s best to use a wooden spoon or an offset spatula to spread it and to make sure it’s spread evenly.
The best way to get the bars out of the pan is use parchment paper that hangs over the edges of your pan. The parchment makes it possible for you to easily lift the bars out of the pan! Parchment paper also makes cleanup easier!
It’s easiest to slice the bars once they’re out of the pan and while they’re still slightly warm. They can be eaten warm or at room temperature.
They are amazing served with a scoop of ice cream on top! I tried it with vanilla and it’s so, so good. Next time, I’ll add a scoop of butterscotch swirl!
Depending on how you slice them, this recipe 12 large bars or up to 24 smaller pieces. You won’t believe how easy these Coconut Butterscotch Bars are to make. You almost don’t want to know how easy they are because you’ll be tempted to make them on a regular basis!
FOR MORE BUTTERSCOTCH RECIPES, TRY MY:
- Butterscotch Cream Cheese Cupcakes
- Old Fashioned Butter Balls (with melted butterscotch chips and chocolate)
Try this recipe for quick and easy Coconut Butterscotch Blondie Bars! They’re soft, chewy and delicious!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9 x 13″ baking pan and line it with parchment paper.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir in the coconut and fold in the butterscotch chips.
5. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 22-26 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Keywords: butterscotch, bars, brownies, blondies, dessert