Chewy Butterscotch Nut Bars in a Jar

Chewy Butterscotch Nut Bars in a Jar

1/2 C. butterscotch chips

1/2 C. pecan pieces or coarsely chopped pecans, toasted and cooled completely

1/2 C. packed light brown sugar

1 C. buttermilk biscuit and baking mix
1/2 C. packed dark brown sugar

1 C. buttermilk biscuit and baking mix

In 1-quart wide-mouth glass jar, gently layer and pack ingredients in the order listed, beginning with butterscotch chips. If there is any space left after adding the last ingredient, add more chips or pecans to fill the jar. Place lid on top. Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric to cover lid. Place fabric over lid; secure in place with ribbon or raffia. Decorate as desired.

Note: To toast pecans, place in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on High for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute. After measuring the brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.

Make a gift card with baking instructions to attach as follows:

To make Chewy Butterscotch Nut Bars in a Jar: Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted; 1 large egg; and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Press into an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° F. for 18 to 22 minutes or until bars are light golden brown and center is almost set.

Yield: Makes 16 bars.

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