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{Food Dish} Best Dessert Bar Contest: 2nd Runner-up + Recipe

LDS Living - May 24, 2012

We're getting close to revealing the winner of our contest, but let's not forget about the delicious dessert that came in as the third favorite: Butterscotch Nutella Bars.

Two finalists down (see our other favorite dessert bar recipes so far); three more finger-licking recipes to go.

This week, meet our voters' third most favorite recipe from the 30+ that we received: Butterscotch Nutella Bars, by Sharon Leigh Painter of Aloha, Oregon.

Nutella. Need we say more? Combined with the slightly nutty flavor of butterscotch and fluff of marshmallow, these were irresistably sweet. The texture was also perfectly flakey. It's no wonder they were so close to receiving the top honor.


Butterscotch Nutella Bars

Crust Ingredients
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs

Filling Ingredients
½ cup Nutella
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/3 cup butterscotch chips

Using a spoon, mix sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using a pastry blender add butter. When well mixed add eggs. Stir with spoon and then mix with hands until well incorporated. Reserve 2 cups (loosely packed) of this mixture for topping. Press the remainder in a sprayed 9 X 13 glass dish. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes until lightly golden on edges (do not over bake).

While the crust is still hot, spoon on Nutella. Sprinkle marshmallows over that, and then sprinkle butterscotch chips. Finish by sprinkling reserved 2 cups of dough. Bake for 10-13 minutes until marshmallow and crust are lightly browned.

Enjoy warm or cooled.

Other winning recipes from this contest:

Fourth Runner-up: Strawberry Limeade Bars

Third Runner-up: Chocolate Orange Bars

First Runner-up: De Lime in de Coconut Bars

WINNER: Super Yummy Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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janedoe252525 said...

12:34 PM
on May 28, 2012

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What about the cooking time for the middle layer? I put it in for 15 minutes, and it was still very, very doughy. Was I supposed to leave it in longer? Is that the way it's supposed to be? What is that 2nd layer supposed to look like when it's done?

janedoe252525 said...

12:36 PM
on May 28, 2012

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Ooops. Sorry. This comment is for the Chocolate Orange Bars. I was on that page, but after I logged in, I was put on this page instead. I'll try these a different day.
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