Dorothy from Crazy for Crust pinned this from on Pinterest. The pictures of these bars looked mouth-watering, so I had to pin it too. Then I had to make it.
I have never had a Whatchamacallit candy bar, but I learned they are a favorite of the Rancher’s. Amazing the things one learns about their spouse after 7 1/2 years of marriage.
Due to the fact that our little prairie grocery store doesn’t carry caramel or toffee bits, I used butterscotch chips. Because I am a cheap skate, I replaced the heavy whipping cream, called for in the original recipe, with half and half. The half and half at our store was almost half the price as cream! I also had a little Nutella to use up and added it to the topping.
Here is my slightly adapted version of Jocelyn’s recipe.
For The Bars:
2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Butter
1 T Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 C Flour
1/4 C Caramel Ice Cream Topping
3/4 C Butterscotch Chips
1 1/2 C Rice Krispies
For The Topping:
1 C Chocolate Chips
1/4 C Half and Half
2 T Nutella
Cream the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla, caramel topping and salt and beat on low until fluffy.
Sift the baking powder and flour and slowly add to the butter mixture. Stir in the chips and rice krispies by hand. Spread in a greased 9×9 inch pan and bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Bring the half and half to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the chips and nutella. Stir until melted and creamy. Let cool slightly. Spread on top of the cooled blondies and let set.
Thank You, Jocelyn, for the awesome recipe. Thank You ,Dorothy, for finding and sharing a fun recipe and wonderful blog.
In other news HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!