Butterscotch Blondies

Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert! Thick and full of flavor, one pan of these blondies are a true delight.

If you love Butterscotch desserts, be sure to try this classic Oatmeal Scotchies recipe. Oatmeal cookies packed with butterscotch morsels in a chewy molasses cookie. Or give our fun and festive Easter blondies a try, loaded with pastel candy!

Blondies in a metal 13x9 baking dish, with one square lifted.

Why this Recipe Works

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?


Butterscotch Blondies cut into large squares on a white plate.

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.

Recipe FAQs

What makes blondies chewy?

Much like a brownie, blondies are made with brown sugar which adds the chewy texture to them!

Can you freeze blondies?

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.

Can I make blondies with margarine instead of butter?

Butter gives blondies their rich flavor and texture. Using margarine will change this texture.

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

More Blondie Recipes

  • 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!
  • Blueberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe from A Spicy Perspective- Decadent homemade blondies speckled with fresh blueberries and white chocolate chips.
Chewy and delicious, these brown sugar Butterscotch Blondies are the perfect dessert!

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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!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 package (11 ounce Butterscotch morsels


  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!


  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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,

    1. Hi
      I used white Chocolate Morsels and only a cup of packed brown sugar snd it was the right sweetness for me. Hope this helps. 😊

  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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