Butterscotch Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Layers of crust, butterscotch and chocolate to make the ULTIMATE Butterscotch Chocolate Shortbread Bars!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter diced
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • For the topping:
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven 350°F.
  • Line a 9 inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Add flour and butter to mixing bowl. Mix until it looks crumbly. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together and holds shape.
  • Spread into cake pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime add butterscotch chips and condensed milk to microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute. Stir till smooth. Add pecans and stir.
  • When shortbread is done pull out of oven and spread evenly the butterscotch mixture on the top. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Place back in the oven and continue to bake for 25 minutes.
  • When done pull out and allow to completely cool. Place in refrigerator and allow to set for 1 hour.
  • Serve and ENJOY!