This is the famous Nordy Bar recipe served at the Nordstrom Cafe back in the 80’s. The bars are a rich mix of chocolate, butterscotch, marshmallow and nuts. Simple and so delicious!
Many moons ago, when we were living in Portland, and Grant was going to law school, I worked at PacifiCorp. We often had “Food Fridays” where everyone would bring treats and recipes to swap. My good friend and co worker Jane loved to eat and cook and shared this wonderful recipe for Nordy Bars from the Nordstrom Cafe with me!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 -12 oz package butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 12 oz package chocolate chips
- 2 cups fresh mini marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped pecans If you omit the nuts, add 3 more tablespoons flour
In large saucepan, melt butter.
Add butterscotch chips and brown sugar. Stir until all melted. Do not boil.
Remove pan from heat and let cool for about 1/2 hour.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Stir in rest of ingredients just until all ingredients are incorporated.
Spread mixture into a 9x13 greased pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out without batter attached.
- I like to line the pan with parchment paper.-The original recipe has a 15-20 minute baking time, but the bars were never cooked enough. I usually bake for about 25 minutes.-These bars are best when cooled and cut into small pieces and refrigerated.