My mom loved to cook and bake. This recipe was one she made often, not only for us to eat at home, but she often shared them with friends and family. My mom passed away almost two years ago and I thought maybe it’s time I share some of her recipes. Family favorites. The recipes I share will be simple, just like she was. 

These No-Bake Butterscotch Bars are NOT low calorie. They are NOT low fat. They are NOT low sugar. But they ARE delicious! All in moderation, right? Recipe is at the bottom but I will show you how I made them:

Sugar, eggs and butter

Combine 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs beaten, and 3/4 cup butter in saucepan. 


No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

Slowly cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring. Let cool.

Crushed graham crackers

While saucepan mixture is cooling, crush graham crackers that equals 2 cups. It takes a little more than one pack of graham crackers. I use a gallon zip-lock bag and then roll them with my rolling pin.

Chopped nuts, marshmallows, coconut and crushed graham crackers

Add 1/2 cup of coconut, 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, 2 cups marshmallows, 2 cups graham crackers to saucepan mixture. 

No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

Spread mixture in a 13 X 9 cake pan. You won’t need to grease the pan because there is plenty of butter!

Butterscotch chips and peanut butter

Melt 6 oz. butterscotch chips and 2 Tbsp. peanut butter. 

No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

Spread melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter on top of bar mixture. Refrigerate. And Enjoy!

No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

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No-Bake Butterscotch Bars


  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 6 oz butterscotch chips
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter


  • Combine sugar, beaten eggs and butter in saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, while stirring constantly, for 5 minutes
  • Let cool.
  • Mix in crushed graham crackers, coconut, chopped nuts and marshmallows
  • Press mixture in 13 X 9 pan
  • Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter and spread mixture on bars
  • Refrigerate

Interested in other family favorite recipes?

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  1. These are fabulous bars to share. I wanted to see if I could find this recipe online. I have had this recipe for nearly 40 years. By growing up in a small country Minnesota church I have gathered some wonderful recipes from ladies in my mother’s Ladies Aid group. This is the exact recipe that I have. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. My mother-in-law always made these bars for my husband; I was looking on line for a recipe, as my MIL’s hand-written version (more than 45 years old) was vague as to quantities. Thanks for posting it!

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