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Thick and Chewy Brown Sugar Butterscotch Blondies

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

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There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to blondies. Some people claim they are just vanilla brownies. Some say they are just plain cookie bars.

Personally, I think they are their own unique dessert. Made with brown sugar and vanilla, they have a very chewy texture. For today’s recipe, I added in Butterscotch morsels to accentuate the caramelized flavor in these delicious treats!

My big question is just like with a brownie, do you prefer the chewy corner or the gooey center?

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

How to make Butterscotch Blondies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter with brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients and fold in butterscotch chips.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.

FAQ about blondies:

  1. Q: What makes blondies chewy?
    A: Much like a brownie, blondies are made with brown sugar which adds the chewy texture to them!
  2. Q: Can you freeze blondies?
    A: Absolutely! After baking and cooling, lift the blondies out of the pan with the parchment paper. You can then slide the whole blondie into a gallon sized ziploc bag. Or cut it into pieces first.
  3. Q: Can I make blondies without butter and use margarine instead?
    A: Well, yes, but I wouldn’t recommend it! I’m all for using generic or substitutions when possible…but the butter in a blondie gives it such a rich texture!

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

Love today’s Blondie recipe? Here are some similar recipes:

  • Easy, chewy, Nutella Swirled Blondies. Topped with ice cream, melted Nutella and sprinkles! Perfect way to celebrate that special occasion!
  • Delicious, chewy Candy Bar Blondies! This easy dessert recipe is made in one bowl, no mixer required! Add in your favorite candy bars!
  • These White Chocolate Brownies are the opposite of a traditional Brownie, but different than a Blondie….see the recipe for yourself!
  • Chewy, nutty Pecan Pie Blondies are the perfect Fall treat! Or bake them all year long!
  • Fireworks Blondies from Crazy for Crust– this EASY blondie recipe is the BEST EVER COOKIE BAR! It’s so soft and perfect with any additions, but especially with 4th of July M&Ms and sprinkles!
  • Blueberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe from A Spicy Perspective- Decadent homemade blondies speckled with fresh blueberries and white chocolate chips.

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Butterscotch Blondies Recipe:

Yield: 16 servings

Butterscotch Blondies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package (11 oz) Butterscotch morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter with brown sugar. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time. Whisk in vanilla.
  4. Slowly add in flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Mix by hand until just combined. Fold in butterscotch morsels.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely. Slice and enjoy!
Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 15, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Can I use less sugar? I am a Type 2 Diabetic.
    My friends are very cautious about sugar also.
    Thank you in advance,
    Cathy

  2. I just made a brown sugar bundt cake and I have to say the caramelized flavor is amazing! So making these blondies, with that rich gooey center, my favorite part, is a must. They look super delicious and totally addictive!

  3. Love Blondies, but I am not a butterscotch fan, so will be swapping in semisweet or dark chocolate chips, I am always looking for a recipe that works in a 9 inch square pan.  Thanks for that!

    1. This looks amazing!!!! I want to bake it ? But we don’t have the butterscotch morsels… Can i leave it out? Or replace it?

  4. Centers it is! I’m from Chicago so the same goes for tavern cut pizza (cut in squares not wedges). Grins madly! This looks awesome!!

    1. As a fellow Chicagoan….I’m also a fan of squares….and I take the center. But with brownies and bars? I love that exterior piece 🙂

  5. All centers for me! These look amazing — I am always just whelmed by thin blondies or brownies — if you can fold it in half, it’s a no go for me! Glad these are so thick!

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