A Whatcha What?

Dorothy from Crazy for Crust pinned this recipe from Inside BruCrew Life 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

2 Eggs

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.


J took this picture the day after Christmas, but I still look the same! lol


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16 Responses to A Whatcha What?

  1. Jocelyn says:

    They look great. I love the variation you did with the topping:-)

  2. Candy C. says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Robyn, happy birthday to you!! 🙂
    The Whatchmacallits look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. LindaG says:

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Lisa says:

    These are my husbands favorite, I can’t wait to make them for him! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you’ll stop back soon 🙂

  5. janetwilsonbirky says:

    I like that picture–the smile!!!! Did you get my message yesterday, if not Happy Birthday. Thanks for the beautiful message you sent me. You are just as special. Have a wonderful day and relax.Janet

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for the birthday wish Aunt Janet and Uncle Bill!
      Yes, I got your message yesterday. Sounds like you had a nice visit with Mom and Dad. You are very welcome, Janet, we are so happy to have you in the family!

  6. janetwilsonbirky says:

    Ohhh I forgot to sign Bill’s name.

  7. Bethany says:

    The bars look delicious!
    And happy birthday to you!

  8. Kim says:

    I am putting these in the “to try” pile! And I hope your day was filled with birthday blessings! Happy belated birthday greetings!

  9. Holy cow those look awesome! I love a whatchamacallit. These are beautiful bars. 🙂

  10. Love this! Just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…would LOVE for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_08.html

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