These butterscotch squares are rich and surprisingly addictive. They have a decadent and flavorful center with a crunchy texture that comes from the chopped pecans. The sweet butterscotch morsels dot the fudgy golden brown batter and make a tasty topping, as well. These slices are one of my favorite bar recipes.
You will be amazed how quickly these squares disappear. This butterscotch chips recipe is easy to make and is sure to become a family favorite. Perhaps this would be good for Mother’s Day dessert?
What is the difference between brownies and blondies?
This type of butterscotch dessert is referred to in many ways. I have seen them called both a butterscotch brownie and a blondie. What is the difference between the two? The answer is that it’s basically the color and the two main ingredients! Other than that, they are a slice, a bar, a square and one tasty dessert!
A blondie is considered the opposite of a brownie, since the former is based on white flour with brown sugar, and the latter uses flour and some sort of chocolate. But actually, those are the main differences. Both have a chewy and fudge like texture. You can add lots of different ingredients to either to vary them and they are both super tasty.
If you love the flavor of the lighter blondies, instead of a more traditional brownie recipe, you will love these bars. (Be sure to also check out my white chocolate and peanut butter blondies. They are another easy bar recipe with a light batter.)
Making these butterscotch squares
Who doesn’t love butterscotch recipes? And to make the dessert even more delicious, chopped pecans and brown sugar add to the taste of the butterscotch morsels to give these blondies their delightful crunchy and rich flavor.
Preheat your oven to 350 º F and line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. This helps to make the bars easier to remove when they are cooked and you can slice right on the parchment paper to save a mess on a cutting board.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until the dry ingredients are well combined.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until it is creamy and smooth. Beat in the eggs till the mixture is light and creamy. These ingredients give the blonde color and base to the blondie recipe.
Gradually add in the flour mixture. You will end up with a very thick blondie batter.
Gently mix in 1 cup of the butterscotch morsels and the chopped pecans into the flour and sugar mixture.
Spread the blondie batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining butterscotch morsels. This will give the top of the blondies a rich, decadent topping and taste.
Bake the pan in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I can’t wait to taste a slice of this delicious butterscotch dessert!
I love the way the flour puffs up and encases the butterscotch chips but they still keep their shape. This ensures that each bite of these bars will have both the texture and the flavor of the butterscotch chip, as well as the infused flavor of butterscotch that the brown sugar adds to the cakey part. So YUM!
Be sure to allow the butterscotch brownies to cool before you cut them into 24 squares to get nice clean edges. These bars work out to 277 calories for each slice.
Time to taste the butterscotch bars
Butterscotch chips dot the golden brown batter of these delightful squares. The bars are rich and crunchy from the chopped nuts and oozing with a delicious butterscotch flavour.
These bars are so rich and gooey! It is sort of a cookie dough experience with the butterscotch chips taking the dessert over the top in the taste department.
The butterscotch chips recipe is dangerously delicious and oh so addictive. I loved that they are really fast and easy to pull together. This makes them the perfect dessert to take to your next pot luck or bake sale. And your family will definitely thank you for making this magical dessert.
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 1./2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1¾ cups packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 11 oz package of Butterscotch flavored morsels divided
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 º F. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until well combined.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar,and vanilla extract until it is creamy and smooth. Beat in the eggs. Gradually add in the flour mixture.
- Stir in 1 cup of the butterscotch morsels and the chopped pecans.
- Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining morsels.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool and then cut into 24 squares
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