This butterscotch brownies recipe is chewy and sweet. Made with butter and brown sugar, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is one of my all time favorite desserts!
If you love dessert bars be sure to try these: Blonde Brownies, Banana Brownies, Strawberry Bars and Pumpkin Magic Bars.
When I married my husband, my mother-n-law gave me a book of recipes she made for their family. This chewy butterscotch brownie recipe was one of the many gems I found and I have to say one of my favorites.
Brown sugar – Brown sugar gives this dessert it’s nice, rich taste.
Eggs – Helps to bind the bars together.
Vanilla – Adds a hint of sweetness.
Unsalted Butter – If you use salted butter, omit salt from recipe.
Baking powder and salt
Brownie or blondie
Technically I think these dessert bars are actually blondies. I am calling them brownies because they are chewy and have a similar texture to a brownie not a cookie. Blondies have a brown sugar base instead of cocoa and have a butterscotch flavor…yum!
How to make butterscotch brownies
- Place brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and butter in mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
- Slowly mix in combination of flour, baking powder and salt.
- Pour batter into prepared brownie pan. I like to line mine with parchment paper. If not using parchment, spray with non-stick spray.
- Bake for 30 minutes and then let cool.
- I prefer using light brown sugar for this recipe. You can use dark brown sugar but I think the light gives the right amount of sweetness.
- Don’t over cook the brownies. When you take them out of the oven they might not seem quite done. Let them sit and cool and they will be perfect.
- Make sure butter is softened before mixing.
- Use parchment paper to line pan and easily lift brownies out once cooled. This makes it super easy to cut into pretty squares.
How to store
Store these gooey butterscotch brownie bars in an airtight container for 3-4 days. But trust me, they won’t last that long!
More delicious desserts
- Congo Squares – Chocolate chip cookies in bar form.
- German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies – These chocolate chip cookies are covered with a German Chocolate Cake frosting! Yum!
- Oatmeal Fudge Bars – Chewy and chocolaty, these bars are always a huge hit!
- Apricot Nectar Cake – Love this refreshing cake.
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies – Super easy dessert recipe.
Butterscotch Brownies Recipe
If you love the chewy texture of a brownie, you will love this butterscotch version! I hope they become one of your family favorites too! If you try this recipe be sure to rate and leave a comment.
***If you made this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Either spray 9x13 brownie pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
- Add softened butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs to mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until combined.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool slightly before serving.
- Don't over cook the brownies. When you take them out of the oven they might not seem quite done. Let them sit and cool and they will be perfect.
- Make sure butter is softened before mixing.
- Use parchment paper to line pan and easily lift brownies out once cooled.
- These are a really chewy consistency, not cakey.
Sherry L Miklusicak
Tried making them twice in Pampered Chef brownie pans. They cooked over the edge both times! Not a pretty result! Now to clean my oven….
I would recommend trying them in a regular 9×13 pan, not the Pampered Chef one with the squares.
Perfect in every way. Tastes just like Mom’s years ago. Hard to find a good blondie recipe but this is it.
I’m 12 and I own an Etsy store and I this recipe is the most popular item on my site! They’re so good! Thank you for the recipe!
Hello i’m about to try this but some says decrease the eggs for more chewy texture. how about two eggs instead of 3? Will it also be good? I’m afraid it will be ruined if i did not follow the recipe but i am also wondering if it will be more chewy if i reduce it. My husband loves his brownies chewy
These turn out really chewy, not cakey. So if he likes chewy I think he will enjoy these.
3 cups of brown sugar sounds awfully too much!! Is there any way i can cut down on the sugar? Can you suggest how I could tweak the recipe?
“SHUT YOUR MOUTH, AN HUG SOMEONE YOU LOVE” GOOD!!!
If you dig brownie texture, and the dark-evil….known as butterscotch….
Make these. Put your affairs in order. And you can die happy.
Exactly like my mother used to make. I grease the pan with butter and add a touch more vanilla. Chewey, gooey deliciousness!
Made these & they turned out perfect ❤️
That’s great! Thanks!
How can they be butterscotch brownies if they have no butterscotch chips in them?
Butterscotch is basically a combination of brown sugar, butter and cream. These are made with brown sugar and butter giving them a rich butterscotch flavor.
Did make this today and they came out perfect.👌looks same as the picture.
Did make this today and it came out perfect.
Amazing!! Came out perfect look just like the picture also
Yay so happy you enjoyed them!
OMG… besides the approx 10-12servings this is the SAME EXACT recipe, and have been a Christmas treat tradition over 65-years handed down from my father’s mother to my mother to me… so glad to find on internet especially for quantity/servings along with nutrition. Thanks! michelle
Thinking these did not turn out. 3cups of brown sugar, really and only 1 1/2C flour? They are chewy! And gooey. If you like that you will love these! Also they don’t look at all like the photo.
Was really hoping these would be an alternative to chocolate brownies.
Can butterscotch chips be added?
Yes they can be added.
Perfect!!! They didn’t last long.
I cooked mine in two 9″ pans for about 25 minutes and they cooked fine.
Is it baking soda or baking powder? You reference both but only one is in the recipe.
Sorry it is baking powder.
They were delicious and super easy to make. I’m not too sure why this happened but I baked them for 50 minutes and the centre really wasn’t cooked, but I’m definitely not complaining because I like my desserts really gooey.
My family loves them! They don’t usually make it 24 hours in our home!
Made these today per the recipe. Came out perfectly! Chewy deliciousness.
Followed every step of this recipe and they did not cook in the 30, took them out even though she said they may look under done…and ended up throwing them away. Then I tried the recipe again and cooked them just a little bit longer and they Still did not get cook. not sure what is going on.
I’m sorry Jeannie. Not sure what could be happening. I know sometimes peoples ovens vary a little bit in temperature. The only thing I could think of, are you making them in a 9 x 13? If you make them in an 9 x 9 they would take a little longer to bake since they are thicker.
We did the exact same thing with a 9×13 and they look nothing like the photo after 32 mins….did the recipe change on you after you posted it or is it really 3 cups of brown sugar??
I’m sorry they didn’t turn out. It is 3 cups of brown sugar, I know that seems like a lot. You might try baking them a little longer since oven temperatures tend to vary a little.
Easy to prepare and affordable ingredients…thank you for this helpful recipe.
Wow I have never tried butterscotch brownies but these are on my MUST MAKE list now! YUM!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
These would disappear in our house!
These look super delicious! My family would love this recipe!
Katerina @ diethood .com
These are fantastic!! I love butterscotch!
These look amazing! Love this idea!
Michael Wurm Jr
Butterscotch is one of my favorite. This recipe is amazing!! Thank you!
These are so good for the school bake sale! Nut free!
Hi.. planning on making these.. will 3 cups of brown sugar really be good? Won’t it be too sweet?
These are sweet but delicious. This is a recipe that my mother-in-law has been making for many years and passed it on to me. These brownies are really chewy and not cakey at all.