Butterscotch-Chocolate Chip Squares


There seems to be a great divide in home cooking between cooks who use mixes and cooks who don’t. Some swear by them; some swear at them. It’s one of those ‘neither the twain shall meet’ cruxes. A handy mix, though, tucked away in your cabinet or freezer, can sometimes mean the difference between a fun dessert and no dessert at all—like these easy, last-minute bar cookies. SAM

2 cups biscuit mix
1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, brown sugar, water, and eggs. Stir in the pecans and chocolate morsels. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until set. Cool in the pan before cutting into 2-inch squares.
Makes 2 dozen squares.


3 Responses to Butterscotch-Chocolate Chip Squares

  1. lakshmi says:

    wowie!! emily, i’ll be investng in a convection oven soon – i have bookmarked all of this chocolate goodness to try.

    thanks for posting on srijayanthi round up :). we’re hosting one for ganesha (the elephant god) next. traditionally we prepare something called kozhukattai that are like latin american empanadas – we have both steamed and deep fried varieties.

    I love my convection oven! It’s not even a very good one–just a GE electric–but it makes baked goods lighter and fresher, saves time and energy, and doesn’t heat up my tiny kitchen like the gas oven. I’ve found that, generally, baking temperatures for convection are 50 degrees F less than for a conventional oven.

    Kozhukattai sound great. I look forward to them.

    I was wondering how Ganesha got his elephant heads, when a couple of nights ago I came upon the story of the goddess who wanted to be a mother and the chick pea baby she tricked the Lord into breathing life into. It was in a novel by Francine Prose about a troupe of Italian clowns. Isn’t the odd how stories recur in life?

  2. Suganya says:

    Am sure the choc squares vanished before you could take a pic. I all for convenience. I am assuming any biscuit mix will do…

    Yes, they are awfully good. And, yes, any biscuit mix will do. Mixes are very convenient.

  3. […] A series of chocolatey posts at Emily’s ROL blog + a double chocolate treat at Jugalbandi+ a follow on @ Arundhati’s Escapades + a Madrasi’s chocolate indulgence = “I need to cook some Chocolate before I go mad”. […]

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