The photo behind my blog title is one I took myself at the end of our driveway, looking away from the main road. It was early morning and the sun shining through the trees looked so pretty. I ran back to the house, grabbed my camera and took the shot. I like the combination of the new background with my photo. What do you think?
The new recipe is for a cookie/bar. I was given one of these, or one very much like it, at a friend of mines house when I dropped by to visit just before Christmas. She told me what they were, Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars. I didn't think to ask her for the recipe until after I had left. No problem. I came home and googled butterscotch cheesecake bars and was rewarded with dozens of recipes to choose from.
This is the one I chose. Made these today and sent them to my hubby's end of the year hunt club party. One thing I do not need around here is more sweets. He said they were a big hit and confessed to eating 5 of them himself! Granted, I cut them into small bars, but 5?!?! If I am not around to portion out dessert for him, he always goes overboard. Gotta' love him! :)
This is a simple recipe. Takes no time at all to put it together. It's yummy (I ate one bar myself...have to be sure I am sending good things out of my kitchen!), and good enough to share. I am sure that you could use peanut butter chips or chocolate chips and still have a great bar. Give it a try next time you are looking for something different.
Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars
1 12oz. package of butterscotch chips
1/3 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Melt chips and butter together. Stir in crumbs and nuts. Press half of mixture in a greased 9x13 pan.
Beat cream cheese till fluffy. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and egg. Pour over crust. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Chill in refrigerator before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers.