Oatmeal Raisin Bars with Butterscotch Mmm Mm!

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Today I’m bringing you some great flavors of a classic – We are creating Oatmeal Raisin Bars with Butterscotch.  Oh My Word, these are delicious!

I love making traditional cookies but bar cookies cut the time and work in half and offer up the same flavor in a more sturdy vehicle. That’s why they get included in my mailed care packages on a regular basis, or brought along with me when I travel and want to bring treats for the kids to enjoy along the way.

With a tender soft cookie texture, the taste of butter, brown sugar, butterscotch, and raisins these will become a quick favorite. They also remain moist and delicious in your cookie jar – if they live long enough to make it there. This is also a great recipe to let kids help out with! Oh, did I mention they are made with baking mix? It just keeps getting easier…

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Raisins
  • Baking Mix
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Butterscotch Chips

I’m using a Buttermilk Biscuit Baking Mix by House-Autry. I normally use whatever baking mix I can find but I really feel like this one makes a richer cookie. You can use whatever you have on hand.

Melt butter in the microwave and place in a large mixing bowl. Add baking mix…

and brown sugar

Add egg and oats

Stir that up real good

Add in butterscotch chips

and raisins

and then toss in your cinnamon and


Stir that all up well

grease an 8×8 pan

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy an after school or coffee treat!

Oatmeal Raisin Bars with Butterscotch Mmm, Mm!

With a tender soft cookie texture, the taste of butter, brown sugar, butterscotch, and raisins these will become a quick favorite. They also remain moist and delicious in your cookie jar – if they live long enough to make it there.


  • 1/2 Cup Rolled oats
  • 1 Cups Brown sugar packed (I use light or dark, whatever I have on hand)
  • 2 Cups Baking Mix I’m using House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit and Baking Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Stick margarine melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 raisins
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  • Combine first five ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pat into greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350 for twenty five to thirty minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.
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  1. Where do you get all your colorful baking dishes, are they pyrex, new or old? Love them!!!! Yea where do you find House-Autry Biscuit Mix?…Wallie World? (Walmart)hehehe that’s what we nicknamed it here.
    Can’t wait to try this one, the Cherry Cobbler is to die for, my husband ate the whole thing, not at one sitting though. I’m dieting so I took only one small bite(I promise),it’s great!!! He said he gained 10lbs, when was I going to make another one, go figure, haha.

    Thanks for all your time spent and recipes for all of us!!!! Hve a safe weekend!!!

  2. I’m sure it’s 1/2 cup of raisins but on the brown sugar is it really 1 cup or is it more? There’s an “s” on cup and it looks like two lumps of brown sugar in the picture … I want to make sure I get enough in there, lol! Can’t wait for my pre-ordered cookbook to arrive! Keep up the great work!

  3. OH WOW!! This sound so yummy!!!! I’m a sucker for oatmeal raisin cookies and adding butterscotch just makes em that much more delectable! I’ve made one of your other cookie recipes which use a baking mix and you’re so right, takes the time and just cuts it down!! Gotta love these recipes and shortcuts you give us!!!!

    Thanks so much Christy! NC is on the other side of the country from me so hopefully one day you’ll head out west. We’d sure love to have you! 🙂

  4. Oh if only I were not working this weekend I would drive the two hours to Raleigh to give you a hug for all of the delicous things you have put on my table and all of the “wow you made this??” comments I’ve gotten!

    I thought dearest’s eyes were going to pop out of his head the first night we had sweet and sour green beans 🙂 🙂 Thank you Christy!

  5. Since I am currently living in Pennsylvania and have never once seen that House-Autry name in any grocery store, I guess I will hafta do all my shopping in Southern grocery stores. ~grins~ This looks wonderful and thank you for sharing. Have fun this wkend in N.C.!
    Since I have a Scotch ancestry, may I assume that these “Scotchie” bars wouldn’t dare make me gain weight? ~giggles~ Christy…don’t answer that.
    Loved the quote from your fav and my fav too…Dale Carnegie. Love ya…T

    1. Dear Terri

      If you go to Southern stores to do your grocery shopping it gives a whole new slant to shopping especially from Pennsylvania…lol

    2. Dear Terri
      Which part of Scotland are your relatives from – my father-in-law was from Aberdeen?

      1. Hi Sue, True, true about a whole new slant! You should see the trunk of my car whenever I have traveled back from Atlanta & Augusta, Georgia w/ cooking treasures from my beloved South. It is a 14-hour drive and I use a cooler to transport Chick-fil-a and even sausage, the best I have EVER had, from a place near my in-laws.

        I know I am Scotch-Irish and Great-grandaddy was a McNesser. My 1st cousin is working on the family tree but IF I find out it is Aberdeen, I am looking you up! tee hee Have a great day, Sue.

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