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Scotch Bars

Dense and chewy, these bars are a classic combination of oats and butterscotch.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2001

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 5 cookie sheets)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through baking powder), stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

Combine oil, vanilla, and egg whites, and add to the flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray.

Press the batter evenly into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over top.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 118
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

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