Enjoy The Festive Season With These Yummy Butter Bars
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Prepare to swoon because these butter bars are sweet, salty, ooey-gooey, and irresistible. You'll fall in love with them after just one bite. When it comes to dessert bars, brownies are undoubtedly the most popular. But these scrumptious butter bars are something else entirely. The name alone should give you an idea of how rich and buttery they are. And believe us when we say that one will not suffice. You deserve a prize if you can limit yourself to just two. Intrigued? Then let's get started. Here's how to make the ultimate, most gooey butter bars you will ever have.

About The Butter Bars

It's difficult to put into words how delicious these butter bars are. They're made up of two unique layers, both of which are heavenly in their own right. The base is a thick shortbread crust that begins crunchy and eventually crumbles and butters. The top layer comes next. To say it's heavenly is an understatement. It's a combination of cream cheese, sugar, and melted butter strung together with eggs. They're incredibly irresistible, rich, sweet, and salty like butterscotch with a faint tang from the cream cheese. You'll also like how well both layers compliment one another. These bars are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, from the texture contrast to the flavours.


 Butter- After all, this is a recipe for butter bars. The major flavour profile of this delicacy is butter, which is present not only in the top layer but also in the crust.

The shortbread crust and top layer require the following ingredients in addition to butter:


 2 cups All-Purpose Flour: Make sure the measurements are accurate! If you use a kitchen scale, your measurement will be the most precise. Make use of the spoon-and-level approach if you don't have one:

1. Fill the measuring cup with the flour and smooth it out with the back of a knife.

2. Packing it in will cause the bars to dry out.

 1 ½ Sugar: To add sweetness.

 2 tsp Baking powder: A leavening substance that causes dough to rise when baking.

 ½ tsp Salt: To counteract the sweetness.

 2 Eggs: They provide the mixture flavour and serve as a binding agent.

Top Layer

 8 ounces Cream cheese: Its creamy and smooth texture aids in forming a thick combination. Thus, in addition to adding a rich flavour, it aids in giving the buttery layer some rigidity.

 2 Large eggs: To help the components bind together.

 1 tsp Vanilla extract: It intensifies the flavours.

 4 cups Powdered sugar: To make the cream cheese and butter sweet. There are no remaining granules of sugar since you need powdered sugar.

 ½ cup Butter, melted


Even though there are two homemade layers in these bars, the method is still rather simple.

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 913-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Make sure to line not just the bottom but also the sides. Also, leave enough overhang on the sides to easily remove the bars out of the pan. A little frying spray also helps.

2. Roll out the shortbread dough.

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a large mixing basin. To help disperse the baking powder and salt, use a whisk. Then, in the centre, form a well and add the eggs and melted butter. Mix everything together with a spatula or a paddle on low. Press the dough evenly into the pan's bottom.

3. Finish the top layer.

Cream the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until it's smooth, fluffy, and lump-free. Then add the eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Continue to beat while gradually adding the powdered sugar. Mix until everything is well blended.

(Pro tip: add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and stir with a spatula beforehand to prevent it from billowing out of the bowl.) Pour the mixture on top of the dough.

4. Bake.

35 minutes in the oven, or until the top is golden brown and crackly.

5. Allow to cool until set.

Allow the butter bars to cool completely on the counter before serving. Then, chill them for 2 hours in the fridge or 30 minutes in the freezer.

6. Cut, serve, and enjoy.

It is advised that the butter bars be lightly dusted with powdered sugar, although they are delicious as is.

Storage Instructions

Wrap the pan with plastic wrap or store the bars in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 2 months or refrigerate for up to a week. Allow the bars to thaw on the counter or in the microwave for a few seconds to soften.