Butterscotch Bars Mix in a Jar

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  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed*

* Put this into a separate zip-top bag and put on top in the jar.


  1. Layer the ingredients in a 1-quart jar.
  2. Attach the instructions on a gift tag.

Butterscotch Bars

Melt 1/2 cup butter in small saucepan; stir in contents of brown sugar baggie and let cool.

Blend in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir in remaining ingredients from the jar and mix well. Spread into a 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 30 minutes. The bars will firm up as they cool. While still slightly warm, cut into bars about 2 x 1/2 inches. Remove from pan and roll in confectioners sugar if desired.