Butterscotch Brownies

As a devout chocoholic, I am very skeptical of desserts without chocolate.

Recently, Grandmother has made me question my chocolate beliefs by introducing me to “butterscotch brownies.”

These things are so decadent and satisfying and buttery and fudge-y and delicious and very hard to stop eating.

This is not an “I’ll just have one bite” kind of treat.  It’s been clinically proven that they are impossible to resist.

I would like to thank Alyne for coming up with this recipe and then passing it on to Neda and then to Grandmother so she could pass it along to me and cause me to think critically about my confectionary beliefs.

Would you like me to stop rambling now and tell you how to make them?

Ok, if you insist.

The ridiculously simple ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans. or both. just make sure you have 1 cup of nuts, ok? They are essential for the texture and salt factors)

And the absurdly easy directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8”x8” pan to ensure that no morsel is left behind.

2)      Cream the butter and sugar

3)      Add beaten eggs and mix until well incorporated

4)      Add vanilla

5)      Mix in the flour

6)      Stir in the walnuts

7)       Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges start to pull away from pan and center falls a bit.  DO NOT OVERBAKE.  It is essential that these stay gooey.

Let cool for a few minutes so you don’t burn your mouth, but enjoy while still warm. Try not to eat the whole batch at once.   It will be harder than you think.

I can’t get over how delicious these butterscotch brownies are.

Do you want to know the craziest part of all?  I don’t think chocolate chips would improve this divine dessert.  In fact, I think chocolate would detract from it.

I am at a crossroads in my life.  A confectionary crossroads.

Y’all come back,


108 thoughts on “Butterscotch Brownies

  1. Well, I’m another – “if you’re going to indulge in the calories make it chocolate!” person – but I have to say butter and brown sugar (mmmmm) make these look delish. Will have to give them a go.

  2. How lovely! I have spent the past few weeks making batches and batches of chocolate brownies, and was beginning to crave a different kind of brownie. This post came at the perfect time! They look wonderful and the steps can’t get easier! Am definitely trying this one out

  3. I tried something similar once with butterscotch chips inside it but it didn’t bake up in the center and was super gooey and flat. 😦 Sad, but I not-so-secretly ate the gooey part alone in my kitchen to soothe myself after recipe failure 😉

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  5. I’m usually the one who orders a cheese plate instead of dessert – but this may be a game changer! I’ll have to try it out soon.

  6. Omg, these look so delicious. I am going to make these later today I think. Thanks for sharing! This will definitely be a nice change of pace from the usual.

  7. I think I left drool on my screen. I am on a low cholesterol diet. I get my tests done in two weeks. If I’m good to go, this is the first thing I’m going to eat. *Continues drooling on screen*

  8. I am right there with you- dessert means chocolate, doesn’t it? Otherwise it’s just a waste of calories, right? However I must admit these sound good. Maybe I’ll give them a try… maybe…

  9. Ughhhhhhhhhhhh, these sound AMAZING! My oven is busted (do you know how hard it is to make brownies in the microwave?! I’ve been experimenting and have found a few decent methods, but still…not the same) but I’m totally bookmarking this one so I can fix them as soon as my oven is back up and running!

  10. Oh my gosh these look amazing – PS I just started a diet yesterday. Attacking these once I’m done! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. This will probably be my Friday dessert! Can’t want to make it! It looks like a sugary experience! Bodacious writing skills also! Keep up the great recipes and great writing!

  12. I, too, am a confirmed chocoholic, but this could easily become a favorite. There are a few desserts that heavily compete with chocolate, such as tart tatin and maybe butterscotch brownies. Thanks.

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  15. Oh wow…I used to make brownies a lot but now that I can’t have chocolate, they don’t feature so heavily in my life. I am definitely going to have to make these ones! Thanks for posting them! Now if I can just work out a substitute for the nuts…

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