Butterscotch Blondies

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Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect rich and chewy treat loaded with butterscotch morsels and topped with gooey butterscotch topping. They are a delicious treat and each and every bite is irresistible!

If your family is a fan of gooey desserts you will also love these Brookies BarsTriple Chip Caramel Brownies,  or Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies!  All are perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Three Butterscotch Blondies stacked on top of each other on a white pedestal dessert holder with butterscotch topping dripping down the blondies on a white background

Butterscotch Blondies

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What is a Blondie?

You may also be wondering what sets it apart from brownies! While brownies and blondies look very similar, the biggest difference is in the taste.

  • A brownie’s base is made with cocoa giving them more of a chocolate brownie flavor.
  • A blondie’s base is made with brown sugar which gives them more of a rich caramel or butterscotch taste.

Butterscotch blondies add a butterscotch topping and a sprinkle of sea salt to already warm and decadent blondie. It really seals the deal when you are looking for the ultimate sweet dessert treat!

How to Make Blondies

This blondie recipe is quick and easy to whip up. The hardest part is waiting for them to be done!

  1. In a large bowl mix together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.
  2. Add in flour and baking soda and mix to combine.  Fold in butterscotch chips and chopped pecans until incorporated.
  3. Place batter into a prepared baking dish and bake for 33 minutes.

Allow them to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove by lifting up on parchment paper and allow to cool another 10 minutes. Drizzle the top with butterscotch topping and sea salt flakes.  Cut into squares and serve. So yummy!

Four images showing the final steps in making butterscotch blondies. Clockwise from the top - flour and baking soda added to a clear bowl with wooden spoon for mixing; butterscotch chips and chopped pecans added to the clear glass bowl with wooden spoon for mixing; the batter in an 8x8 baking dish lined with white parchment paper; the blondies baked in the 8x8 baking dish

How To Store

Once they are cut into squares and have cooled completely you can store them in an airtight container. Line the container with parchment paper so they don’t stick. Blondies can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week, or at room temperature for about 3 days.

This blondie recipe is so versatile! If you don’t want to add the pecans or you would prefer to add in something else you can. They are easy to make and will taste amazing with the addition of chocolate chips, cashews, toffee pieces or whatever your heart desires.

Butterscotch Blondies cut into squares resting on a marble countertop

Can I Freeze Blondies?

Yes! Blondies can be placed in the freezer for to 2-3 months. Allow the blondies to cool completely before placing them into an airtight container.

Blondies are one of my favorite desserts and this is the best blondies recipe! It is so effortless and delicious you will fall in love with them as soon as they begin to bake in the oven.

All you need is one bowl and one pan and that’s it! Clean up is simple and will be worth every chewy, gooey bite!

More Delicious Treats to Try

Chocolate Truffles – melt-in-your-mouth delicious

Buckeye Brownies – rich chocolatey dessert

Peanut Butter Bars – only 5 ingredients

Butterscotch Bars – ready in 30 mins!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft, chewy & sweet

Squares of butterscotch Blondie's on a marble board
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Servings: 12 blondies
Butterscotch Blondies
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blondie Recipe, Blondies, Butterscotch Blondies

Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect rich and chewy treat loaded with butterscotch morsels and topped with gooey butterscotch topping. They are a delicious treat your family will love!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional)
  • Butterscotch topping optional
  • Sea salt for topping optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a 9x9 or 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl mix together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.

  3. Add in flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Fold in butterscotch chips and chopped pecans until incorporated.

  4. Place batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 33 minutes.

  5. Allow butterscotch blondies to cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then remove by lifting up on parchment paper and allow to cool another 10 minutes. Drizzle the top with butterscotch topping and sea salt flakes. Cut into squares and serve.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1blondie) — Calories: 236, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 131mg, Potassium: 45mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 270%, Calcium: 21%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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