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Nordstrom Nordy Bars Chase the Homesick College Freshman Blues Away (at least, I hope they do!)


Yes, this is not the most attractive picture of a Nordy Bar. You, I am sure, are a better recipe follower than me and will allow the batter to cool before adding the chocolate chips. Alas, if you add them too soon, they will taste good but take on an unattractive brown hue.


I’m trying to be one of those really great moms of college students that send their child care packages every week. I’m not really succeeding, but I ‘m doing the best I can.  I’m always on the look out now for cute cards and cheap doo-dads to send Miss G. I’m also trying to get home baked goods to her every once and a while. I remember being across the country at college and my sister, Julie, sending me a big pan of chocolate chip bar cookies. Those were the days before express mail and they still tasted good and moist after they got to me via the pony express. It was heaven to recieve that delicious package from home.

I believe bar cookies are the best option for your college care package needs and Nordy Bars fit the bill perfectly. Nordy bars originated at Nordstrom, but I haven’t seen them there for awhile now. Blonde butterscotchy bars filled with little marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans; they are a sugar lovers delight. Hopefully, a homesick college freshman’s, too……

Nordstrom Nordy Bars


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 12 oz. package butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 12 oz. package chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional for you nut allergy types)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter; add butterscotch chips and brown sugar. Stir until melted.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir in eggs, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Cool thoroughly- really do this or the chocolate chips will melt prematurely!
  4. When really cool, stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows and pecans.
  5. Spread in greased 9x13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Yum!

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