The Best Butterscotch Brownies

Chewy butterscotch brownies are made with butter, brown sugar and butterscotch chips for the BEST butterscotch treat! This is an easy recipe that always gets rave reviews.

Butterscotch Brownies

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Calling all my butterscotch lovers! I’ve been on quite the butterscotch kick lately (hello delish Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie). First up, these chewy and sweet butterscotch brownies. If you want a little something sweet to enjoy for a treat, this easy butterscotch brownie recipe will do the trick!

Why are they called brownies when they’re not chocolate-based? The texture is spot-on to that of a traditional chocolate brownie, so that’s why I called them butterscotch brownies. You can also call them butterscotch blondies if you prefer. Whatever you decide to call them, they’re delicious!

Best Butterscotch Brownies Recipe

Chewy Butterscotch Brownies

I found a butterscotch brownies recipe in an old cookbook and knew I would love them. Butterscotch is such a nostalgic flavor that I really enjoy. I did a little adjusting and tinkering to the recipe to make my version of these butterscotch bars. My family LOVES them.

They’re super simple to make, full of butterscotch flavor and the perfect combination of chewy and sweet with slightly crispy edges. Pure perfection! If you love the texture of chocolate brownies, you’ll love these.

Enjoy these butterscotch brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or on their own right out of the tray. They’re easily one of my family’s new favorite treats!

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Easy Butterscotch Brownies

Recipe Tips for Butterscotch Brownies

  • For an extra boost of butterscotch flavor, add in 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips. This is completely optional, and they taste absolutely delicious without them too.
  • I suggest using light brown sugar as opposed to dark brown sugar for these bars.
  • After you melt your butter, set it aside and allow it to cool slightly (about 5-6 minutes) while prepping the rest of your ingredients.
  • Line your baking tray with parchment paper for easy removal and clean-up! I used a 9×9-inch baking pan. You can use larger, it will just make the brownies thinner, thus reducing the baking time. So I suggest an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Be sure not to overcook your bars. When they’re golden brown and the edges pull away from the sides of the pan (this was 35 minutes for my oven), remove them! Allow them to cool at least 15 minutes before removing.

My favorite part about these butterscotch brownies? They’re SO chewy! You will LOVE these! If you have any sort of sweet tooth, this recipe is for you. These are a good change from the typical chocolate brownie or chocolate chip blondie bars.

Butterscotch Brownies Recipe

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Butterscotch Brownies

These butterscotch brownies would be a delicious treat to make for your next holiday get-together, potluck, or bake sale. Enjoy!

Butterscotch Brownies

Butterscotch Brownies

Delightfully sweet and chewy, these butterscotch brownies are the perfect easy butterscotch treat!
SERVINGS 25 squares
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter - (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs - (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips - (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
  • After butter is melted and cooled slightly (5 minutes), add butter to large mixing bowl. Using electric mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and light brown sugar together.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine together dry ingredients (baking powder, flour and salt).
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to butter/ sugar mixture and beat until mixed thoroughly. If using, stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Pour batter into parchment lined 9" baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and edges are pulling away from the side of the pan. Allow to cool slightly before removing and slicing.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Be sure not to overcook your butterscotch brownies. They may appear slightly undone in the center, but will continue to bake while cooling. 


Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 136IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Super chewy my butterscotch craving has been fufilled. Highly suggest including the optional chips you mentioned yum.

  2. These brownies are truly one of my favorite desserts of all time! I am obsessed!

  3. Thank you so much for this amazing butterscotch brownies recipe! Will surely have this again! Super easy to make and tasted really delicious! Highly recommended!

    1. I only use a 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  4. I would halve the amount of salt next time. A full teaspoon is way too much.

    1. Twice as much sugar as flour? Ours came out like an overly sweet thick goo with a hard sugary crust.

    2. When you say “way too much” do you mean that the butterscotch brownies come out too sweet or too salty?

  5. Perfectly chewy, it satisfies my yearning for butterscotch. I think it would be delicious with the optional chips you mentioned.

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