Fudgy Butterscotch Bars

Recipe courtesy of Irene, QCWA Howard

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes

1 packet (2 cups) sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocnut
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In medium saucepan; combine chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and sweetened condensed milk.

Cook over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside.

In large saucepan, melt 1 cup butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Add brown sugar and eggs. blend well. Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Spread half of batter in greased pan.

Drop chocolate mixture by tablespoonfuls over batter; carefully spread to cover. Drop reminding batter by teaspoonfuls over chocolate mixture. With tip of knife, swirl slightly to marble mixture.

Bake at 350°F for 25 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown and center is set.

Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.