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Scotch Bars




  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats


  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Bars: Cream margarine and sugars.
  2. Add vanilla extract and egg yolk and beat until light.
  3. Stir in flour and oats and pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 300 degrees F.
  4. Ice when cool.
  5. Icing: Melt chocolate and margarine in double boiler.
  6. Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients, beating quickly until smooth.
  7. Spread over uncut pastry.
  8. Let icing become firm in the refrigerator before cutting into squares.

Yield: 16 squares


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