Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Butterscotch Brownies


These bars are a 'flash from the past'...a recipe that was baked often in my childhood home.  Since my dad was not all that fond of chocolate, our brownies were more often than not 'blonde'!  Moist and delicious...they make a great lunch-box treat.
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Combine brown sugar and melted butter in mixing bowl and stir smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and chopped nuts.  
  4. Spread batter evenly in greased 9"x13" pan.
  5. Bake in pre-heated 325° oven for 25-30 minutes or until set.
  6. Cool before cutting into bars.
  7. Sprinkle with icing sugar (powdered sugar) before serving.




12 comments:

  1. Perfect for back to school lunches or after school snacks! They look delicious and I too love "blondies".

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  2. What is your trick for such perfectly cut bars?

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    1. I like to line the pan with parchment paper and then remove the entire slab of baked bars to a cutting board for easier slicing. I use a very sharp large knife or my heavy-duty pizza cutter.

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  3. These brownies will be perfect with my afternoon tea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  4. My husband loves anything that says butterscotch. I am going to have to make him these. Thanks Judy! In fact, I would like to thank you all for the many wonderful recipes you share on this blog. I really enjoy coming here.

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  5. I'm about to make a batch of these great looking "blondies!" Do you know if they freeze well?

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  6. Great receipe for potluck on Sunday but needs a note for all those allergic to nuts! I enjoy your receipes & am a frequent user. thanks so much.

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  7. Looks yummy !
    When you say, icing sugar, is that the same as powdered sugar?

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    1. Yes, it is. Sorry, I always forget that it is not called 'icing sugar' in the USA. I will edit to add that.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Just a quick question, recipe name is butterscotch brownies, is there any butterscotch added like butterscotch chips?

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    1. There are no added chips. Butterscotch is the flavour made when combining brown sugar and melted butter.

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