Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars with Brown Sugar Glaze

I may be too tired to cook when it’s time for dinner, but I’m never too tired to whip up a batch of my favorite cookies or something sweet like these Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars in the middle of the day.   Never. 


I had forgotten just how much I love butterscotch until I made these.  They are pretty much like a giant cookie and taste just like the classic Oatmeal Scottie’s– only I took them a step further and added a totally unnecessary-but-completely-delicious brown sugar glaze.   
They’re so rich you’ll  really want to stop at one, but so good you won’t be able to. 

Which might just put you in a butterscotch-induced sugar coma.  
Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars with Brown Sugar Glaze
1 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 c butter, soft
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 c oatmeal
1 (12 oz) package of Butterscotch Chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9×13 in. pan and set aside.
In a small bowl combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
In another large bowl, beat butter then add sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Gradually add the flour mixture.  Stir in oatmeal, then butterscotch chips.
Spread batter into the greased pan.  Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes
**If the edges seem to be browning but is still gooey in the middle, reduce to temp to 325 for last 5-10 minutes.
Once cool, frost with brown sugar glaze.
Brown Sugar Glaze
1/4 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/8 c milk
1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
In a saucepan melt butter.  Stir in brown sugar and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to medium and continue to beat for two minutes, stirring constantly.  Add the milk and return to boil (continually stirring).
Remove from heat and let cool to luke-warm temperature.  Gradually stir in powdered sugar and beat until smooth.  Add more powdered sugar if needed.  If it seems too thick you can add a little bit of warm water until you reach the desired consistency.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars with Brown Sugar Glaze adapted from Food.com
Brown Sugar Glaze from Cupcake Project


  1. Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors! This bars sound so good, can’t wait to give them a try!

  2. Rose March 7, 2012

    I love cookie bars! So easy. Thanks for another great recipe.

  3. These sound so yummy!

  4. Oh, man. These are right up my alley. Maybe when I don’t feel like making dinner I’ll make these instead? My daughter would love me. :)

  5. Taylor March 8, 2012

    I also just made blondies with butterscotch chips and they reminded me of how much I love butterscotch! I haven’t made oatmeal bars for a long time either…might be time to make this recipe!

  6. Mouth is watering–wowzers! Butterscotch chips are so yummy! I love putting them on top of frozen yogurt :)

  7. Simply Tia March 8, 2012

    Oh man these bars look uber fantastic and certainly delicious!!

  8. Deborah March 13, 2012

    Seriously – if I had some butterscotch chips right now, I would be in the kitchen making these. Yum!

  9. Lauren March 13, 2012

    These look amazing!!! Any idea of how many servings one recipe makes? Thanks!!!

  10. Rachel March 16, 2012

    These are amazing. I almost skipped the glaze, but am so glad I didn’t. Yum. I got 36 1″x2″ bars out of the recipe, and I slivered the edges off, so that each bar has square corners. Tks for posting!

  11. MiracleMommy March 29, 2012

    Oh yes, Oatmeal Scotchies are one of my favorite cookies. Definitely top 5. I was going to make some earlier today, but then got too busy (lazy?)…I don’t know why I didn’t think to just make them a bar cookie! And I love brown sugar, so I think I’ll try these tomorrow!

  12. thefoodcharlatan March 30, 2012

    These are fabulous!! The glaze totally makes them. Thanks for an awesome recipe! I blogged about it here: http://thefoodcharlatan.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/butterscotch-oatmeal-bars/

  13. thefoodcharlatan March 30, 2012

    These are so good. The glaze totally makes it. Thanks for the awesome recipe! I blogged about it here: http://thefoodcharlatan.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/butterscotch-oatmeal-bars/

  14. BinomialBaker April 16, 2012

    I am making these right now! So excited to try them :)

  15. Anonymous April 19, 2012

    Making them for the second time in 2 days… Can I say KEEPER?!?! Thanks!

  16. Stefanie Orton June 29, 2012

    does it matter which kind of oats you use?

  17. Anonymous July 4, 2012

    the glaze is brilliant!

  18. Anonymous July 9, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!I used instead of the butterscotch 200g of chopped chocolate ( we dont have them in my country) Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!

  19. Anonymous August 23, 2012

    Wanting to try these this weekend … is it Quick Cooking Oats or Old Fashioned Oats? Thanks!!!

  20. Aimee @ byAimee.com August 31, 2012

    excellent — we just finished making these and i am swooning already and we’ve not made the glaze yet! thank you for sharing this recipe with us all!

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  24. Pocohorse April 9, 2015

    Don’t waste your tme or money on these. They taste like cardboard topped with brown sugar. You’d better have a big glass of water to wash them down because your mouth will be so dry after just one bite. You can’t even taste the buttescotch. I made two batches for work now I’m going to be embarassed to bring these things. I am a good baker an have won many ribbons at the State Fair so I know good recipes. These will NOT impress. This is another reason why I don’t use recipes from blogs. They are never tested.


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