I saw this recipe on Cooking Light’s website the other day and decided to whip up a batch for my book club tonight. We read Eat, Pray, Love which got me craving some good Italian food and a yearlong trip around the world, but since I can’t really have either right now, these butterscotch bars will have to do I doubled the original recipe, figured I might as well if I was going to go ahead and make a mess in the kitchen! Oh, and I added chocolate chips, because I had a couple of almost empty bags of chips I needed to use up and who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? These bars are VERY tasty, but it’s hard to eat just one
Butterscotch Bars (from Cooking Light)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
4 large egg whites
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Beat sugars and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Add half of the butterscotch and chocolate chips, mix well with a spatula.
Spread batter evenly into an 13 x 9 baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with the other half of the morsels and chips. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Servings & WW Points:
If you cut them into 32 little bars they are 3 WW points per bar
I cut them into 20 bars at 5 WW points per bar.