Baking these is a terrific activity for kids, and everyone enjoys the butterscotch taste. They are also terrific midnight snacks.


  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon baking soda
  • generous pinch of salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


Cream margarine, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until smooth. Spread mixture into an 8-inch square Pyrex baking pan. Pour melted chocolate on top and marbleize with a knife. Microwave on high for 5–5½ minutes until top springs back when pressed with finger.

Serves 12.