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,
I am going to try these they sound great.
They are sinfully delicious!
They are delicious and rich. I remember them well. Mom
Yum! These look so darn good!! Thx for this Mmmm mmmm mmmm good recipe!
You’ll love them!
One of my family’s favorite treats! SOOOO good.
I’m with you on the chocolate, but these look yummy!
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.
Yaa you are right maggie….yummmyyyyy
Get thee behind us, Satan! 😀
I made something like this recently, and I was surprised at how good they were too – like you, I’d been suspicious of the ‘no chocolate’ aspect!
They are so good and I just can’t believe there is no chocolate in them!
They sound lovely, especially for someone like me who is, dare I say it on here, not a chocolate lover!
That’s ok! I have some of those non-chocolate people in my family. More for me!
yummm 🙂 think I’ll give these a try, thanks! Could you tell me what a stick of butter means or how much butter that is? I am in the UK so go by those measurements but can figure it out from US ones. Thanks.
1 stick of butter is = to 1/2 cup or 1/4 pound. Happy baking!
Oh yes, this is a perfect dessert for a rainy day like today! Thank you for sharing your family recipe!
My pleasure. I hope you enjoy them!
I’ve put on ten pounds just reading your blog. Very nice indeed, in a chocolate sort of a way. Thanks
Thanks! At least they are imaginary pounds 🙂
this looks amazing!!
thank you for the lovely recipe, will give it a try 🙂
Thanks! You won’t be disappointed!
My mom used to make these for us, and I’d entirely forgotten about them until just now. Uh oh, nostalgia eating might make these really dangerous…
They’re just soooo good!
Will have to give these ridiculously simple and ridiculously addictive brownies a try!! Love your humor 🙂
Thank you! You’ll love ’em!
This sounds and IS so simple! Will try it TOMORROW. Must add it on To-Do list. 😀
They look fabulous!
Oh my! I love butterscotch. i’m definatelt going to make some later!
Mmm yum am very tempted to try this 😀
Can’t remember when last something sounded soooo good!!!
Definitely want to try this out – Nicole
It comes on time. My son wants me to cook some for him.
Amazingly brilliant! Homemade family brownies ftw!
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I LOVE chocolate-free desserts. Thank you for sharing!
I hope you enjoy them!
i can’t even look at those. too delicious. think there’s like a magical version of these that are healthy? must resist making these and eating the entire pan.
I sure wish there were a healthy version!
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
Oh wow that looks really good will have a go at making them for some friends 🙂 thanks for posting!
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 😉
Well these surely won’t disappoint!
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These sound delicious!
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.
I will definitively try this soon! thanks!
These sound amazing 🙂 Lined up for next bakign day!
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.
These look so good! Such a fun fall treat!
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*
They definitely cause lots of drooling! Hope your tests come back ok. 🙂
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THESE LOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Ugh, now I’m starving.
Easy baking sounds just up my alley, so to speak. I know there’s a baker in there somewhere. Like you, I am very much a chocoholic 🙂
This looks real easy. I’m going to try it. Thank you for sharing. Connie
Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! and thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
OMG YES! Thank you 🙂
Delish! Definitely going to try this recipe out!
I love chocolate too, but I think I may try this one out. You make a convincing argument. 🙂
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…
These look ridiculously delicious– can’t wait to try them! And congrats on being “Freshly Pressed.”
Delicious and mouthwatering, can’t wait to try vegan version. Great post.
I absolutely have to try this sometime this week. Such a butterscotch fanatic. Not much of a chocolate fan…once a month if that much.
I think my mom called these Blondies? They are so good! Thanks for making me add another dessert to the never-ending bake-this list!
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!
That’s terrible! I hope you get it fixed soon!
It sounds great and I`ll try it! Thank you!
BUTTERSCOTCH!! Yum, this looks so good.
Oh my gosh these look amazing – PS I just started a diet yesterday. Attacking these once I’m done! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Hah! I read this and saved the recipe as soon as you posted it. Imagine how excited I was when I saw it in Freshly Pressed! Congratulations!
Thanks! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. 🙂
I have never heard of butterscotch brownies before but I’ve tasted butterscotch sweets. Looks yummy!
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!
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brownies look tasty!
Yep they look damn good!
Looks great. Can’t go wrong with brownies.
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.
sounds way too yummy.. great treat.. gotta try…
Oh my gosh I’m in love with butterscotch for years and this is really making me drool haha 😀
Man o man! If I ate sugar…I’de be all over this!
It might be worth eating sugar just for these!
This recipe looks great, I will give it a try. Love how you put photos at every stage to make sure we know we are doing it right 😉
Thanks! I hope you try them 🙂
wow sounds delicious will have a try
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This looks yummy. I wanna eat! ❤
great……….. stevens johnson syndrome
just made these with egg whites and applesauce instead of butter, AMAZING! thanks so much for the recipe!!
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Thanks so much!
Great idea! I will have to try that.. I will certainly check out your site. Happy blogging!
They’re in the oven 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! Hope you enjoy them 🙂
Saw the post and had to read it. Official Brownie lover! I’ll probably be making these with my wife this weekend. Thanks!
These look amazing!
Thanks! I hope you like them 🙂
My butterscotch loving hubby would probably be overjoyed if I made these.
I bet you’d earn yourself some “brownie” points if you made these for him! haha.
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Your brownies look wonderful. I don’t consider myself much of a chocoholic so these butterscotch brownies sound delicious to me. Thanks for sharing the fantasticly simple recipe
Thank you! Enjoy 🙂
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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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