Saucepan Scotchie Bars Recipe

Saucepan Scotchie Bars are an easy-to-make old-fashioned cookie bar.  Most mom’s made these cookies and we remember them fondly.  If your mom did not make them, try them now and start a new memory with your children.  They are great for a snacking anytime.  They also travel well which makes them easy to pack in a lunch box.  They are a great cookie bar to take to a party or have on a holiday buffet table.


Saucepan Scotchie Bars

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Saucepan Scotchie Bars Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Saucepan Scotchie Bars Recipe
Servings: 24 bars
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts are best), chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter; remove from heat.

  3. Add the brown sugar and blend to combine.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Stir in the vanilla extract, flour, and baking powder.  Stir in the chopped nuts.

  4. Press the cookie mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake approximately 30 minutes (do not overbake).  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack before cutting.

  5. Makes 24 squares.


Source:  Recipe by Sally K. Field of Hampden, Maine.  The recipe and photo appeared on the Penzeys Spices website.



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Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Saucepan Scotchie Bars Recipe”

  1. Erica

    When I made mine I found that it did not firm up but stayed very soft…almost like a soft fudge texture and very sticky. Did I do something wrong. I followed it to a tea…

    • Whats Cooking America

      With bar cookies, it helps to insert a toothpick to test for doneness. If the dough still clings to the toothpick when removed, then the cookies need to bake a little longer until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.


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