Saturday, November 9, 2013

Recipe: Butter Brickle Bars

One of my favorite things is receiving handwritten recipes, especially from family members. It's not just about the actual recipe for me but also the memory of the person through their handwriting. Over the years, my great aunt has sent me several of recipes and I have been working my way through them.

Sometimes I remember to post them here and sometimes I don't. Thankfully on round two of Great Aunt Josie's "Butter Brickle Bars" I remembered to take a (lackluster) photo.

This batch was shared with coworkers last week and several of them came in to personally thank me for them or ask me more about them. The plastic plate I brought them in on even had a "Thank you for sharing!" handwritten note taped to it once they were gone. That means someone took the time to walk back to their desk, write out the note and walk back to the kitchen to leave it there. I consider that quite the compliment and hope you all enjoy these as much as they did.

Butter Brickle Bars


Cake Layer:
1 box yellow cake mix (or whatever your homemade equivalent is)
1/3 cup melted margarine
1 egg

1 egg
1 package Heath bits
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecans (optional - I forgot them this time and no one seemed to care!)


Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, melted margarine and 1 egg together. Press the thick mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Mix together 1 egg, package of Heath bits, pecans and can of sweetened condensed milk. Drop on top of cake mixture. It spreads hard but will melt together as it bakes. Bake 30 minutes.


  1. When I went to college, my mom re-wrote all her favorite recipes and put them in a recipe box for me. It was lost on me as a "dude-in-college" but when I re-discovered it again a few years later, it was wonderful. Jen and I will definitely have to try this recipe - sounds wonderful.