Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

I have tried making granola bars more times than I can count. And every single time, I’m not happy with the end product. I’ll keep trying though.

Until I find that perfect recipe, I’m happy making these as a substitute. They’re probably not as good for you as granola bars since they are much closer to a cookie than a granola bar, but they sure are good.They are a favorite snack around our house.

If you’re not a butterscotch fan, you can replace the butterscotch chips with raisins or chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Snack
Keyword: bars


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cup oats
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Beat the butter or margarine with the sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue beating until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to the mixing bowl and beat just until combined.
  • By hand, stir in the oats and butterscotch chips. Press into a greased 15×10 baking (jelly-roll) pan and bake at 375 degrees for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned.


By the way, if you have a tried-and-true, never-fail granola recipe, I’d love to hear about it!!