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Butterscotch Almond Bars: Memorial Day Food

One of my favorite desserts to make when I’m going to a potluck or cookout, are bar cookies. They are easy to make and go a long way when you are feeding a crowd. But, I’ve also noticed sometimes that there is a lack of fruit at cookouts. So, I’ve combined delicious Butterscotch Almond Bars and fresh fruit and put them on skewers, which is always popular with the kids {and adults}.

I first spotted this recipe in a Betty Crocker Cookout from June 2002, the same one I found the Honey Lime Fruit Salad in.  Since that recipe used macadamia nuts, and they are pretty expensive, I decided to use almonds. Even my non-butterscotch loving hubby thought they were great!

Butterscotch Almond Bars

Butterscotch Almond Bars

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Combine Butterscotch Almond Bars and fresh fruit on skewers for a fun summertime dessert... recipe at HoosierHomemade.com.


  • 3/4 cup butter {I use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter}
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of a 13×9 pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla and eggs.
  4. Combine the flour and baking powder, gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in chips and almonds.
  6. Spread evenly in pan.
  7. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  8. Cut into squares, alternate on skewer with fresh fruit.

Since you all know that I LOVE to bake and I LOVE the holidays, I just had to share a few of my favorite Memorial Day Desserts with you…

  1. Hamburger and Corn on the Cob Cupcakes
  2. Brownie Goodie Bars
  3. Triple Berry Shortcakes
  4. Twix Bars
  5. Picnic Cupcakes from the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter
  6. Peanut Butter S’Mores

Add these to our Mix & Match Burger Bar and yummy salad and you will have a perfect Memorial Day Cookout Menu!

Mix & Match Burger Bar


Happy Memorial Day!! Enjoy your weekend!

I’m linking to…Gooseberry Patch, Ingredient Spotlight


  1. Janet Watts says:

    Just found your website and subscribed. So many good
    recipes. Thank you for sharing them with us. I look forward
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  2. Your Butterscotch Almond Bars look fantastic, and what a great idea. I think the tarty, fruit taste with the chewy bars will be scrumptiously delicious and different. I can’t wait to try these.Thanks for a great post. I love your blog!

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