Cake Mix Scotchies

These butterscotch bars are quick to whip up when you need something sweet on the spur of the moment.  (Or few moments.)

Do you generally keep a yellow cake mix in your pantry?  Butterscotch chips?  Pecans?  You’re there!

Cake Mix Scotchies

It’s so simple.  Mix seven ingredients together and press into a baking dish.

Scotchie Dough in Baking Dish

Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool and cut into bars.


Butterscotch Bars

HH’s mother used to request these for breakfast when they visited.  Talk about easy!  🙂

Let me qualify, though…that was before our kids were old enough to think they could have dessert for a meal.  Shh…they don’t ever have to know.

Cake Mix Scotchies
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Easy bars made with a cake mix, butterscotch chips, and pecans.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 bars
  • 1 yellow cake mix (butter cake mix is fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 6 oz. butterscotch chips
  1. Mix all ingredients except pecans and butterscotch chips until blended well.
  2. Stir in pecans and chips, folding into batter. (Batter will be stiff.)
  3. Press dough into 9" x 13" x 2" baking pan prepared with vegetable oil.
  4. Bake 25 minutes in 350-degree oven, 325-degrees for glass dish.
  5. Be careful not to over bake.


Stay tuned for a big reveal next week.  Yes, I finally finished the family room draperies!  I also realized I haven’t shown you my new chair, which might be the culprit behind the curtain sewing delay (wink).

I’m away for a couple of days this weekend with Mom 2.  You know we’ll be into some antiquing and junkin’.  (If you hear two women giggling, that’s us!)  You can’t get better than a little “shopping with friends” therapy, especially when one is a hoot!

What’s cooking at your house?  Do you have special plans this weekend?


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I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.


  1. says

    Kim, I always keep a yellow cake mix and brownie mix in my pantry! I will definitely make these cake mix scotchies! They look so yummy! I am excited to see the the family room window treatments! Have a joy-filled weekend!
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    • says

      It’s nice to have the basics on reserve for emergencies, isn’t it? I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Pam!