Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars With Heath

I think I was almost surprised by how much I loved these and I should mention the torture I had to endure as they cooked. It was my birthday. and it was smack in the middle of my 2 week no sugar binge.

Yes, let's all take a moment to wonder what in the hades I was thinking. It was torture. The smells emitting from my kitchen were ridiculous. and I wanted them so bad and I was so good. and then, two days later...I had one. One measly serving. Gah.

But that one serving more than made up for the previous 12 days.  I think most of you know how much I love my bourbon and my bacon...but I also adore heath bar and butterscotch. and oh, they paired so extremely well with the pumpkin. 

My dad thought they were best in the morning, with his coffee. He had them two in a row, so I think he was semi serious about it;)

and they were so simple to make!


1 Box pumpkin cake mix

1 Small box instant vanilla pudding
1/4 Cup water
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
2 Eggs
1/2 cup heath pieces
1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix, pudding, water, vegetable oil, eggs & butterscotch in a large mixing bowl.
Pour the batter  into a greased 10x13 baking dish. Top with the heath pieces. I sprayed it with non spray cooking oil and I have also used parchment paper.
Bake your bars for 20-25 minutes (if you want them a little crispier, you could cook for 30 min)
You want it to still be slightly gooey in middle, but if the edges are browning, it is just about right.
If you can't find pumpkin cake mix, you should be able to sub a yellow cake mix and add pumpkin pie spice, about a tsp. and for recipe sake, I said water, but you can use flavored coffee creamer, gives it a little more flavor punch.
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  1. I love butterscotch and heath! This is a total win!!

  2. Looks yummy - always love recipes that don't require too many ingredients :)

  3. I loveeeee health bars... anything that has health is so delicious!

  4. I love everything pumpkin and these sounds so yummy! I wish I could have one right now.