Secret Recipe Club: Banana Butterscotch Bars

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club. This month my assignment is the family friendly blog Hun... What's for Dinner? written by Cindy, a Canadian blogger who is also stay-at-home mom of two adorable little kiddies. Cindy lives in Canada and loves recipe contests. With good reason too. Her recipes have won several awards, including the Rising Star Award in the first season of the Real Women of Philadelphia Canada AND she's had several recipes published in Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. (Something we have in common!) And did I mention that her hubby is a chef?!

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I had a hard time deciding which of Cindy's mouth-watering recipes to make. A few recipes that caught my attention were Cindy's Lemon Cracker Cake, Chicken Club Pasta Salad, Zucchini con Queso, Strawberry Cake, and Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburgers. But then I spotted something that reminded me of my childhood... Banana Butterscotch Blondies!

Once upon a time butterscotch used to be my favorite flavor when it came to desserts, but sadly it's one of those flavors that isn't seen much here in Mexico. And it's a shame! I'm so glad that I remembered that I had a bag of butterscotch chips my BFF sent in a care package a couple of months ago. Otherwise my kiddies may had never known the awesome deliciousness that butterscotch is. My craving for butterscotch was so intense that I doubled the recipe so that everyone could have an extra blondie.

These bars were super easy to whip up. I mixed everything together in one bowl with a wooden spoon. I did have one teeny, tiny mishap while making these Banana Butterscotch Blondies... I forgot to add the eggs. They were hiding behind my mixing bowl and I didn't notice them until the blondies had already been in the oven for 15 minutes. Oops! But you know what? These Banana Butterscotch Blondies were still pretty darn amazing. And the kiddies loved them! (As did all the grown-ups!) Now I just have to find a way to score more butterscotch chips to make these blondies again.

Banana Butterscotch Blondies -

Banana Butterscotch Blondies
(Recipe from Hun... What's for Dinner?)


  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar 
  • 2 cups mashed banana (about 4 large ripe bananas)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (optional). 
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter. In a large bowl mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, mashed banana, vanilla, and eggs with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until no flour is visible. Gently fold in half of the butterscotch chips. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle the remaining butterscotch chips on top. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven; let cool slightly. Cut into bars and enjoy with an ice cold glass of milk.

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1 comment

  1. They look so good!! I wish I could get those butterscotch chips where I live, but I've never found them.