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These Butterscotch Brownies are a simple one bowl recipe that creates chewy, sweet and oh so delicious bars! A great treat that is loaded with butterscotch goodness!
These homemade blondies are soft and chewy, and have nothing but rich butterscotch flavor in every bite. This is the easiest recipe ever that requires no mixer and is made all in one bowl. These decadent brownies are going to be an instant winner with kids and adults alike!
Butterscotch Brownies Ingredients
- Salted Butter
- Butterscotch Chips
- Brown Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- All Purpose Flour
How to Make Butterscotch Brownies From Scratch
- In a large microwave safe bowl, or sauce pan, melt 1 cup butterscotch chips with the butter.
- Whisk in the brown sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Then add in the eggs, whisk until completely incorporated.
- Stir in the flour just until combined.
- Finally, fold in the the remaining butterscotch chips.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish and spread out evenly.
- Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
- Let the bars cool almost completely before slicing and serving.
Tips for the Best Blondies Recipe:
- No need for any leavener in brownies or blondies. It will make the bars puff up too much creating a cake like texture rather than chewy, so skip the baking powder and baking soda.
- Don't overbake the blondies. Bake just until the edges are golden brown, starting to slightly pull away from the sides of the dish and the top of the blondies no longer have a wet and shiny look.
- Use a toothpick to check for doneness. Crumbs are ok as long as they are not wet.
- Take these blondies or any brownie up a notch and sprinkle them with some course sea salt once they come out of the oven.
How to Store and Freeze Brownies
Store the cooled and sliced brownies in an air tight container at room temperature. To freeze the brownies, place them between layers of wax paper in a freezer safe air tight container or zip top bag. For individual treats, wrap each square in plastic then place in freezer safe container or bag. Great a single brownie each time you want a sweet treat! Simply thaw at room temperature before enjoying these blondies.
FAQs About Butterscotch Brownies
Blondies are typically referred to as blonde brownies. They both have the same chewy, gooey texture but usually blondies will have no cocoa powder or chocolate.
Blondies are mostly chewy and yes gooey. To get that perfect texture, don't overbake the blondies. Once the edges are golden brown and starting to pull away from the edges of the dish and the top no longer looks wet they are done baking. The bars will continue to bake in the dish as it cools so under baking them just a bit is a must to get the perfect gooey fudgy texture.
Cakey blondies are usually from over mixing the batter once the flour has been added. Also, don't add a leavener because it will also puff up the batter as it bakes making it cakey.
There are many flavors that pair well with butterscotch. Adding some roasted pecans or walnuts to these brownies would be divine. As well as dark chocolate, white chocolate and even coconut.
More Brownie and Bar Recipes We Love:
- Classic Brownies
- Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies
- No Bake Scotcharoos
- Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
- Frosted Brownies
- Frosted Zucchini Brownies
- No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
- Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- Peanut Butter Brownie Bars
- No Bake S'mores Bars
- Rocky Road Brownies
- 1¾ cups butterscotch chips, divided
- ¾ cup salted butter
- 1½ cups brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, or sauce pan, melt 1 cup butterscotch chips with butter.
- Whisk in the brown sugar and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the eggs and whisk until fully incorporated.
- Stir in the flour just until combined.
- Fold in remaining butterscotch chips.
- Pour the batter into baking dish and spread out evenly.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are golden brown and just starting to pull away from the sides of the dish and the top of the bars no longer look wet. Insert toothpick in center of bars, if there are few crumbs that no longer look wet the brownies are done.
- Let brownies cool before slicing and serving.
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