Sunday, February 7, 2010

Butterscotch Apple Snack Squares


2 cups sugar
2 eggs (or 2 Tbsp. powdered eggs + 1/4 cup water)
3/4 cup oil (I halve this measurement with applesauce)
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour *
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups diced peeled tart apples (I used 3 cups dehydrated apples and rehydrated them in 1 1/2 cups hot water. Squeeze any excess water out well after soaking.)
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup butterscotch chips

Combine sugar, eggs, and oil (and applesauce if using). Stir in flour and cinnamon to make a thick batter. Stir in apples and nuts. Spread batter in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking pan and sprinkle with butterscotch chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden (a toothpick inserted near the center should come out clean). Cool before cutting.

* Notes: If you don’t have self-rising flour, place 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup and add all-purpose flour to equal 1 cup. I use whole wheat pastry flour and made mine 100% whole wheat. This recipe would also work well with half all-purpose flour and half white wheat flour (with baking powder and salt added to make them self-rising).

My favorite butterscotch chips are made by Guittard. They are rich and creamy and you can taste the difference in their quality in your baked goods. I have linked to pricing so you can find them in bulk.

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