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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Butterscotch Bars For Father's Day

Butterscotch Bars--
5 ingredients.
5 minutes to make.
25 minutes to bake.
=35 minutes for a simple, thoughtful and yummy Father's Day gift.

My father-in-law loves Oatmeal Scotchies (ya know, the oatmeal cookies with the butterscotch chips in them?).  They are super good, but he is pretty health conscious, so I thought I would try something a bit different with healthful ingredients in mind, but still with a buttery, butterscotch flavor.  I've been eyeing this 5 ingredient recipe for Butterscotch Bars from Heavenly Homemakers for awhile now,  and hoped they would taste as good as she made them sound.  Well, of course they do--after all, it is a Heavenly Homemakers recipe, and she never disappoints.

Now, when I say healthful, I do not mean eat- a-whole-pan-in-one-sitting kind of healthful.  They do have a cup of butter in them, so they are not low calorie.  What I mean is that they are made with healthful ingredients that are not artificial, and contain ingredients that are beneficial to the body. (example-fiber from the whole wheat flour, protein from the eggs)

My husband was heading out the door to meet his dad and brother for dinner and a movie, when I stopped him and pleaded for him to wait a few minutes so I could finish up the bars.  I got that look from my husband, the look that said "you know my dad is a stickler for punctuality, please hurry!"  Well, my patient husband waited for me to package these pretty, and in turn was 5 minutes late to dinner on Father's day.  Oops. :(  Hopefully a little package of still-warm-from-the -oven Butterscotch Bars will make it all ok. :)  I dearly love my father-in-law, and I am so very thankful for his influence on my husbands life, my life and my children's lives.  I love you, Don! (I'm smiling.  It is good he does not read my blog, that PDVA -public display of verbal affection-would make him roll his eyes.  You know the type, tries to be grizzly on the outside but everyone knows he is teddy on the inside-love it)

To be quite honest, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed with gratitude on this Father's Day.  I have been so blessed to have an amazing husband who is such a great dad to our girls, a super loving, giving and involved father-in-law, and my own daddy, whom I know loves me, has done so much for me, and reads my blog despite most of the content being of little interest to a guy like him-now that is love, huh? (miss you dad, hope you are having a GREAT time in Wisconsin!)  I. AM. BLESSED.

On to the recipe...
it is easy and really yummy.  It is bursting with buttery goodness and a bit on the gooey side--yum. I'm wondering if it would be just as good with a little less butter in it.  I may try that next time.

Easy Butterscotch Bars
1 cup butter, melted
11/2 cups sucanat (pure cane sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
11/2 cups whole wheat flour

Stir butter and sucanat together.  Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.  Add whole wheat flour and mix until well combined.  Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan ( I greased mine)  Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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5 comments:

  1. Mmmmm that looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Drool! Thanks for sharing! This sounds delish!

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  3. Sound super yummy, sure they were worth the wait!
    Tracey

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  4. These look really yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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