Butterscotch bars with a buttery crumb crust and topped with not just one but TWO layers of chocolate!
You know how some people think they are funny, but they really are not so funny? But then they are funny just because they think they are funny?
You know someone like that, admit it.
That is my math professor.
He really really thinks he is funny. And what he says isn’t actually funny. He’s just funny because he thinks he is funny.
You can tell he has all of his jokes rehearsed to a tee. And trust me, they are pretty much flawless. Never misses a line.
I’m not just saying that it seems rehearsed, because there are definitely those kinds of people, where their funniness isn’t quite natural and you have to wonder if they’ve told that joke before.
No, I know for a fact that this professor’s jokes are rehearsed.
I know it because he uses power points to teach the class. And on his power points…. are his jokes.
I’m not kidding! He stands in front of the podium, says his joke and simultaneously clicks his remote to animate the next point on the screen behind him, and it’s always exactly what he is saying out loud.
Now that is funny.
I’m totally not complaining, because I’ve had to deal with a lot worse in my college career.
Like the microbiology professor who I’m pretty sure was older than Moses and probably petted a dinosaur or two in his day. And oh that monotone voice, just setting you up for failure… Goodnight folks, see you in a couple hours when the class is over…
That was a tough one.
And my personal favorite, the astronomy professor from Africa (SO COOL!) who could barely speak English (poor guy) and we could only understand about every fifth or sixth word in his lecture. Plus those chairs were like lazy boys, they leaned back so you could look up at the domed ceiling and see the constellations, and he turned off the lights! Still not sure how I scraped a passing grade in that class.
So what I’m saying is that even though his class is loooong and I really don’t love math…. this professor is definitely going on my Really Weird and Bizarre Professors I Had in College list.
And at least I don’t fall asleep in that class. Although sometimes I really long for one of those astronomy lazy boys…
But there is nothing funny about these Double Chocolate Butterscotch Bars folks. They are absolutely DIVINE and I couldn’t possibly joke about them. It might hurt their feelings. And since I plan on making these half a dozen times in the near future, I’m gonna stick to a deep respect for them.
Just look at them! The layers!
I love love love layers in desserts. Or pretty much any food. And these layers just sing to me.
Buttery crumb crust… Chewy butterscotch center…. white chocolate…. milk chocolate….. AH!
So. Freaking. Amazing.
And I have a problem. An addiction. To sweet, delicious, scrumptious, desserts. I just can’t stop eating them. Or making them. Which leads to eating them.
Can you blame me though?? Look at em! Just calling to my butterscotch soft spot. Maybe my waist is not thankful, but the rest of me is sooo glad these are in my life. They’re just too amazing.
Make em. Just make em.
Double Chocolate Butterscotch Bars
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 cup butterscotch ice cream topping
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a 9x9 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in chilled butter cubes with fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Reserve 2/3 cup crumb mixture and press remaining mixture into prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl beat egg and softened cream cheese until smooth. Mix in vanilla and butterscotch sauce. Add the reserved crumb mixture and stir to combine. Add to pan.
- Bake about 35 minutes, until golden brown. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on half powder and mix until smooth. Spread over butterscotch bars. As white chocolate cools, repeat melting process with milk chocolate chips and spread over white chocolate layer. Allow to cool completely (about 2 hours) before cutting into squares and serving. Store in airtight container.