Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cookie Recipe #159 - No-Bake Butterscotch Treats
A simple treat using only a microwave or stove top to achieve yummy results. A good recipe for summer.
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used crunchy), 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 9-oz. package chocolate wafers, crushed, 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) butterscotch-flavored chips, 1/4 cup whipping cream, 3/4 cup chopped peanuts.
Instructions: In a large bowl stir together melted butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Stir in crushed chocolate wafers. Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
In a medium heavy saucepan combine butterscotch pieces and whipping cream. Stir over low heat until pieces melt completely (may be melted in the microwave instead). Carefully spoon butterscotch mixture over crumb mixture, spreading evenly. Sprinkle peanuts over butterscotch mixture.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars, diamonds or other shapes using 2-inch cookie cutters, if desired.
Makes 48 bars.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.