Apple and butterscotch squares

    50 min

    An utterly delicious moist cake bar, which is packed full of oats, butterscotch chips, apple jam and cashews. Enjoy with a big mug of tea or coffee.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 25 bars

    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 120g old-fashioned oats
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 145g dark brown soft sugar
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 225g apple jam
    • 4 tablespoons chopped cashews
    • 315g butterscotch chips

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 23cm square baking dish.
    2. Mix the flour, oats, caster sugar and dark brown soft sugar in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside 1 large handful of the mixture and press the rest into the bottom of the prepared dish. Spread the top with the apple jam.
    3. Stir the reserved flour mixture and the cashews together in a bowl; sprinkle over the apple jam. Scatter over the butterscotch chips.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown; 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

    Butterscotch chips

    Are also known as butterscotch morsels and can be purchased online.

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    These are incredibly sweet, as was mentioned by other reviewers, so I did cut back on the sugar. I briefly heated the the jelly in the microwave on a low setting just a little which made it more spreadable. As I was putting the baking dish in the oven, I noticed that I'd forgotten the cashews, so I just sprinkled them on top of the butterscotch chips which worked fine.  -  19 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe calls for apple jelly, but I used apple butter, as it is a richer product with a spicy fall flavor. I was craving butterscotch but wanted something different than just cookies with butterscotch chips. This recipe is absolutely amazing and gooey. Not for people afraid of very sweet treats!  -  13 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are amazing. I baked them with apricot spread since I couldn't find apple jelly. The only thing I might change is add a little less sugar next time, they are pretty intense, but super delicious!  -  19 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)