Treats in a hurry

I think this has happened to most parents. You are getting your child ready for school, and they announce that they are supposed to bring in a treat to share with the class…today!

After you finish screaming inside, you consider your (limited) options:

  • rice crispy treats (or cornflake treats)
  • buy some cookies/tangerines/grapes on your way to school
  • puffed wheat squares
  • run away from home
  • ???


My go-to treat is butterscotch brownies. They take about 20 minutes from start to finish, and I always have the necessary ingredients to hand. I have made this so many times over the years, that I have committed it to memory.

Butterscotch Brownies 

Start by heating oven to 350F (175 C)


1/4 cup butter or margarine

Stir in:

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Then stir in:

one egg and beat well

Then add:

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4  teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dates or chocolate chips

Spread in greased 8 x 8 cake pan and bake at 350F (175C) for 15-20 minutes.  On days that you have more time, omit the dates or chocolate chips and frost with maple icing…delicious.



4 responses to “Treats in a hurry

  1. Butterscotch brownies yummy. They look delicious. Must try it out. Keep the recipes coming

  2. Hey Cindy! Nice post and great website! As a father of two kids I really appreciate simple recipes with which you can create delicious meals. I help my wife from time to time in the kitchen and my family loves when I do this. Will definitely bookmark your website! Thank you for sharing this!

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