See’s Butterscotch Pecan Bar

November 11th, 2013 by Rosa

The See’s Candies stand has returned to my local mall for the holidays! When I saw it, I had to pick up a few of my favorite Scotchmallows, which are currently available in Christmas tree shapes, and I got this Butterscotch Pecan Bar while I was there.

The bar had a milk chocolate base, a generous layer of butterscotch sugar paste, and a topping of pecan quarters and halves. The butterscotch was the brown sugar and vanilla buttercream from their Butterscotch Square: a little grainy and super brown-sugar sweet.

See’s Butterscotch is the sweetest confection that I still love to eat. I think the brown sugar notes tone down the sweetness and keep it from becoming cloying.

The pecan bits were crunchy and nutty and did a great job balancing out the extreme sweetness of the butterscotch sugar. Finally, the milk chocolate base added a sweet milk chocolate flavor to the finish.

The chocolate was just an afterthought, though. It wasn’t super noticeable in the wake of all the other flavors going on.

The whole treat was like an extra decadent bar of pecan pie, only without crust. And let’s face it, crust just gets in the way of the good stuff. An OM.

 

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1 response about “See’s Butterscotch Pecan Bar”

  1. Barbara said:

    Oh Rosa! Not interested in the Butterscotch Pecan Bar, but in the Scotchmallows. Your rave reviews have me wanting to try them so badly. Maybe as a Christmas present to myself I’ll order some. Who can resist the Christmas tree shape?