Cousin Marianne's Butterscotch Chocolate Bars
Serves: serves a crowd
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Stir the eggs into the butter mixture.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and stir to combine. Add the vanilla extract and chocolate chips and stir again.
  5. Transfer the dough to a greased 9-by-13-inch glass baking pan. Spread out into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Small squares are great for a crowd. Or larger ones are satisfying, too.
Recipe by Maine Course at