Butterscotch Brownies Recipe

Brownies are one of the most popular and delicious after-dinner treats, and they're always a great way to end the evening. Fudge brownies are among the most popular to make, but there are many other great recipes that you can try to spice things up. Take these butterscotch brownies, for example. The base of the brownies is pretty standard, but the addition of butterscotch chips really takes these brownies to the next level. 

Recipe developer Catherine Brookes of Blue Sky Eating came up with this fantastic recipe, and she loves the added butterscotch goodness. "I love the rich caramelized flavor and super fudgy texture of these brownies," Brookes raves. "The perfect sweet treat!" And how good would these brownies be with a nice, cold glass of milk, or a hot cup of black coffee?

Brookes also shares her inspiration for switching up the traditional brownie. "I've made classic blondies with white chocolate chips before, but wanted to incorporate in the more caramelized butterscotch flavor," she says. The results definitely pay off, but you'll have to see (and taste) for yourself by following this recipe.

Gather the ingredients for butterscotch brownies

Let's get started! First, you will need to gather all ingredients to make these butterscotch brownies, including butter, brown sugar, two large eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and butterscotch chips. 

Preheat the oven and mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla

Since you will need to use a range for this recipe, preheat it to 350 F. Also, grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

Take out a large mixing bowl and add the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until smooth. Brookes says that you can mix with a machine or by hand. 

Add the flour and baking powder

Now that you've added the wet ingredients, it's time to toss in the dry ones. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and fold together until combined. Next, add the butterscotch chips and remix the dough.

Transfer the batter to the pan and bake

Transfer the dough to your prepared baking pan and smooth the top into an even layer. Pop the brownies into the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. You can check to see if the brownies are done cooking by inserting a skewer into the center and making sure it comes out with just a few moist crumbs but no wet batter. If they start to brown too much on top, cover with foil.

Let the brownies cool and serve

Once you take the brownies out of the oven, let them cool for about 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice the brownies into 12 bars and serve. These brownies are great on their own, but Brookes also provides a few serving suggestions. "With ice cream, caramel sauce, custard, fresh berries," she says. And, for any extra slices, feel free to store them in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to four days!

Butterscotch Brownies Recipe
5 from 60 ratings
These butterscotch brownies have all of the chocolatey goodness of regular brownies, with the delicious addition of butterscotch chips.
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Total time: 50 minutes
  • ⅔ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease and line an 8x8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt, and gently fold together until just combined.
  4. Add the butterscotch chips and fold them through.
  5. Transfer the mixture into your prepared baking pan, spreading it into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a skewer poked into the center of the brownie comes out with just a few moist crumbs, but no wet batter. If they start to become too browned on the top, loosely cover the pan with foil.
  7. Let the brownies cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Slice into 12 bars and serve.
Calories per Serving 244
Total Fat 11.2 g
Saturated Fat 6.8 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 58.1 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Total Sugars 23.8 g
Sodium 85.2 mg
Protein 2.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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