Butterscotch Crunch Squares


If you're a fan of butterscotch candy, these butterscotch bars might just jump to the top of your "best dessert ideas" list. A layer of ice cream on top makes these Butterscotch Crunch Squares a delicious frozen treat.

Butterscotch Crunch Squares
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
40 mins
Freeze Time:
6 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs
12 squares


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  • ½ cup butterscotch-flavored or caramel ice cream topping

  • ½ gallon butter-brickle, chocolate, or vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Pat mixture lightly into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven. While still warm, stir nut mixture to crumble. Cool.

  2. Spread half of the crumbs in a 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan; drizzle about half of the ice cream topping over crumbs in pan. Place ice cream in a chilled medium bowl; stir to soften. Spoon softened ice cream carefully over topping-drizzled crumbs. Drizzle with remaining topping; sprinkle with the remaining crumbs. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
28g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 208mg 4%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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