Enjoy the wonderful butterscotch flavor and satisfying crunch of pecans in these Butterscotch Bars, cleverly made with Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix. It's easy, tasty and fun to share.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.

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  • Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in butterscotch chips and pecans. Spread in pan.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 40.5g 13% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 43mg 14% DV; sodium 254.4mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
I added mini chocolate chips as I didn't have the right amount of butterscotch chips. It turned out delicious. My kids loved it too. I drizzled smuckers caramel sauce on top. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
I added mini chocolate chips as I didn't have the right amount of butterscotch chips. It turned out delicious. My kids loved it too. I drizzled smuckers caramel sauce on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
I made several variations of this recipe and they all went over really well at work. It's super simple and quick to throw together. I had a hard time getting them to cook in the middle but I am a disaster in the kitchen so I blame myself not the recipe. In the end I just left them in longer and ended up cutting off the overcooked outer edges. The original recipe makes a VERY sweet bar. Most popular variation I made was: substitute chocolate cake mix peanut butter chips and salted peanuts. I also made a carrot cake version with white chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2020
The only changes I made were to add French Vanilla Pudding Mix with roughly 1/4 c. of sour cream as well as adding 1/3 dark chocolate chips and 2/3 butterscotch chips. My cake mix was a plain white one which is why I added the pudding mix and sour cream; was way too thick without that. Browned up beautifully! I do not have a jelly roll pan but I used a large cake pan and had to cook it longer therefore. Easy peasy! I will make these again and again so thank you so much for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
I made these as directed only used half butterscotch and half chocolate chips. Also added minced pecans. Baked for 20 minutes only. Outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2017
Didn't change a thing except I used Betty Crocker French Vanilla store did not have Dunkin Hines. Super easy very sweet. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2020
I will probably make these again. I did make a few changes. I used a Pamela's Gluten free vanilla cake mix. I used 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and 1/2 cup heath chips. It is super buttery and like others it did not set in the middle. I took it out of the oven and chopped off the edges and put it back in for 15 min. It is really sweet but my husband loves sweets and it was a winner with him. It was super easy and quick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
These were so good & I will be making them again. they're quite rich which is fine with me. I did leave the nuts out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
Yummy!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
I made these for a charity bake sale and they all bought in a short time. People came back and bought seconds. Read More
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