Today I’m bringing you yet another twist on one of my favorite quick and easy bar cookies. If you haven’t made a variation of these yet. I hope you will today! With everything coming up fall, it’s always fun to do some pretty fall baking and these are just the thing we need for a beautiful but low maintenance office or classroom treat. The great thing is that no one will know you took shortcuts when they taste these buttery, butterscotchy, brown sugary good cookie bars!
(Okay, so Brown sugary and butterscotchy weren’t words until now but hey, that just makes us pioneers in advancement of the English language, right?)
You’ll need: your favorite baking mix, a stick of butter or margarine, brown sugar, oats (I use quick or old fashioned depending on what I have on hand), vanilla, an egg, and butterscotch chips.
You’ll also need some candy corn and fall sprinkles if you like.
Place your baking mix, oats, and brown sugar in a bowl.
I prefer dark brown sugar but use whatever I happen to grab. I always whatever I have on hand no matter if the recipe calls for light or dark.
Melt your stick of butter or margarine and pour that into the bowl.
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and add your egg and vanilla in there as well.
Stir that up with a spoon.
See? One bowl wonder and you don’t even need a mixer.
Add in butterscotch chips.
Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
You can also double this and make a 9×13.
It just takes a few minutes longer to bake so watch it if you do that and remove from oven when lightly browned.
Pour your dough into the pan. It will be kind of crumbly and rough looking.
Pat down with your hand into the pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Sprinkle caramel corn over the top and return to oven for 2-3 minutes to allow caramel corn to soften enough to stick.
Be sure and watch it so the caramel corn doesn’t melt, just sticks to it a bit.
Allow to cool completely and sprinkle with fall sprinkles if you like.
Isn’t that pretty?
Now when you cut them the caramel corn will stay on top and you can serve them up in festive fall style!
Cookies are best made just before your kids come home to surprise them with!
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*If you have a loved one serving overseas, this is a cookie bar that travels VERY well! I use margarine instead of butter when making them to ship long distances.
Last week was my first full week away from the kids for the book tour. We drove through the night and arrived home around 3:00 AM. As I hit the road again I wanted to bring you this quote from my youngest, Katy Rose, because I just thought it was so precious. When she woke up Friday morning she said: