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  2. Butterscotch Bars Recipe

To this day, I can still hear Grandma say, “well, they’re just like candy.” She was definitely right, and she would know: she made these bars at least once a month. Whenever you were at her house, these treats would always be in the freezer in the off chance that some would stop in.

When her family was young, Grandma baked and cooked meals without recipes every night. And growing up, I loved listening to her recount the endless list of dishes she made, always making it sound so easy. As a grandma, she stuck to the recipes she felt comfortable with, and these bars were perfect. Since they require only a little cooking and no baking, these will disappear within minutes.

These keep in the freezer extremely well, although I doubt you will need to freeze any.

Stack of orange colored bars dotted with marshmallows on the inside stacked together on top of piece of parchment all on marble surface with white background
Multiple butterscotch bars sitting on black color metal cooling rack with white background

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Orange frosted bars stacked on top of each other with layer of bars at bottom all on piece of parchment with a white background

Watch how to make these butterscotch bars:

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Four butterscotch bars stacked on top of each other with piece of parchment underneath on a white marble surface with extra bars in background

Butterscotch Bars

5 from 12 votes
Packed with a rich, intense flavor, these butterscotch bars are a easy-to-make treat. They've got a nice crispy texture with a smooth, creamy finish!
Servings 32 pieces


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter 1 ½ sticks
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 oz butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter


  • Prepare graham cracker crumbs by placing in a bag and using a rolling pin to crush them. A food processor can also be used. When finely crushed, set aside until ready to use.
  • Prepare a 9×13 baking pan by lining it with a parchment paper sling. Spray the paper with baking spray and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat butter over low heat. Once melted, whisk in sugar and eggs. Over medium heat, bring to a low simmer and continue to cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool about 10 minutes.
  • Add graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and coconut. Stir to combine everything.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Set bars aside and prepare topping.
  • Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter in microwave in 30-second increments until completely smooth, about three 30-second increments. Spread over prepared bars and smooth out, making sure to spread into the corners.
  • Allow bars to cool at least two hours before cutting to ensure the topping has set. Cut into small squares and enjoy.


Serving: 1barCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 27.3gProtein: 3.1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 23.1mgSodium: 148.5mgPotassium: 69.5mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 16.3gVitamin A: 41.4IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 19.6mgIron: 0.9mg
Course Bars
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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  1. 5 stars
    Seriously Kaleb can I come live near you and visit as much as possible to just absorb your vib. Love your blog!

  2. 5 stars
    These were quite different,but I think I will try chocolate chips
    next time,the thing was the butter/ sugar mixture got a little hot, but other than that they were quite delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Butterscotch squares just became a permanent staple in my freezer. This will be my second time making them, but decided to watch the video this time as I overcooked the base just a bit the first time. They were a tiny bit dry but still delicious. I now see what I did wrong. You cracked me up on this video with your comments but especially the “just out of bed” hair. 😴😂. So, off to make my second batch because we are down to 6 in the freezer.
    Thank you
    Marie Rodd

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Kaleb— I’m so excited! I’m baking these butterscotch bars this afternoon with my granddaughter, Vivian Rose. I can’t wait to taste them. I love your videos they make me smile, you have a wonderful day.
    Wanda Susanne from Iowa❣️

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve been wanting to make these for YEARS and kept tucking it away until today. Not a fair review bc I haven’t tried one yet, but everything that I make of yours is always outstanding so I KNOW they’ll be delicious. My only problem, if you can even call it a problem) is that my marshmallows didn’t melt at all and I would have liked them too. Perhaps i let the butter mixed cool for too long? My topping doesn’t look as abundant as yours does either but I did lick the spatula and loved it!