Nordy Bars are loaded with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and marshmallows. They’re ooey, gooey and ridiculously good. A homemade version of the famous Nordy Bars recipe from Nordstrom. They’re the perfect bar cookies for parties, potlucks, BBQs or any occasion.
It’s Wednesday, the week is half way over, and I bet we could all use a delicious treat. How does a Nordy Bar sound?
Are you wondering what a Nordy Bar is? Well, let me tell . . .
A Nordy Bar is a rich, gooey bar cookie that they used to sell at the Nordstrom Cafe back in the 80s. If my memory serves me right (which it rarely does), I never actually tasted one back then and I’m now realizing I definitely missed out!
These bars are so good! They’re full of chocolate chips, marshmallows, butterscotch chips and nuts (highly optional and I always leave them out). These bars might not look like anything special, but I promise you they are! I love the crackly tops! They’re chewy, rich, decadent and go perfect with a cold glass of milk.
Every bite is some serious gooey goodness packed with marshmallows and chocolate. I dare you eat just one bite. These are simple to make, call for your basic ingredients and definitely are a game winner!
A FEW TIPS WHEN MAKING THESE BARS:
- Don’t forget to line your pan with parchment paper or foil (spray the foil). These bars are pretty gooey and are much easier to get out of the pan if your pan is lined.
- Melt the butter, brown sugar, and butterscotch chips on medium low heat. You don’t want to get the mixture too hot for a couple reasons. First, you don’t want to seize the butterscotch chips by getting them too hot. Second, the mixture has to cool a bit before adding the chocolate chips and marshmallow, so heating it over lower heat helps it not get too hot and cool faster.
- Be patient when melting the butterscotch chips, they don’t melt as easily as chocolate chips do. They definitely take a little more, so hang in there.
CAN I USE MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS INSTEAD OF SEMISWEET?
I am normally a milk chocolate chip gal, but because of the butterscotch chips, brown sugar and marshmallows, these are a pretty sweet bar. The semisweet chocolate chips help balance out the sweetness. I really recommend using semisweet chocolate chips here.
OH NUTS . . .
Some recipes I found for these bars called for walnuts, some called for pecans. If you love nuts in baked goods then either one will work. I’m sure you could even use chopped almonds if you’re not a fan or walnuts or pecan. I leave the nuts out all together because I’m not a fan of nuts in bars/cookies/brownies, etc.
Let me know if you give these a try. I’d love to hear what you think.Print
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 pkg. (12 oz) butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pkg. (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper or foil that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In medium sauce pan melt butter, butterscotch chips and brown sugar over medium low heat. Stir until melted (this may look a little strange but just keep stirring until it comes together). Remove from heat and add the eggs and vanilla stir.
- Next add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well and then set aside to cool slightly. Once the mixture is cool, stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts (if using).
- Spread into prepared pan and bake 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Recipe Source: Allrecipes