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25 Days of Cookies: 5 Ojo Inn shares recipe for butterscotch pecan bites

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Today’s cookie recipe comes from Jan and Richard from 5 Ojo Inn in Eureka Springs. One of the nine bed and breakfasts on the tour, it has nine guest rooms located in 2 historic homes, a cottage and a carriage house.

Always most hospitable with consistency delicious food, the Grinnells offer fabulous amenities with all of the comforts of home.

Here is the first of their scrumptious recipes.

Butterscotch/Pecan Bites

  • 1 package 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 each kind eggs
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package 11 oz Butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup pecans; chopped


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pudding mix and milk in a large mixing bowl and blend according to package directions.
  3. Add eggs and beat.
  4. Fold in the dry cake mix and stir until batter is combined, although still a little lumpy.
  5. Grease the sides and bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan,
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  7. Scatter the butterscotch chips on top of the batter, then sprinkle the pecans on top of the chips.
  8. Bake the cake until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, 35-40 minutes.


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