Chewy Butterscotch Brownies

Christmas is all about making all those wonderful Christmas cookies, candies and bars. Here is another quick bar/brownie recipe for your cookie exchange or Holiday cookie tray. I originally saw this recipe at Bakerella’s site. She used the recipe to make a mini birthday cake for her sister. That little cake was just the cutest. I think I love butterscotch just as much as she does, it's so hard to stop eating all those butterscotch chips. If you re not a big fan of chewy chocolate brownies, I think this is a nice alternative. The original recipe did not call for drizzling chocolate on the top, that was just a perk that I added. I think the Brownies turned out really nice. After removing the brownies from the oven I sprinkled even more butterscotch chips on top and then drizzled on chocolate, I don't think you can have to many butterscotch chips they are so addictive. If you are looking for a change I think this is it.

I apologize for not getting a full photo tutorial, I was pressed for time so I just took a few photos.

Spread into un greased 13x9-inch baking pan. (I sprayed mine with a bit of cooking spray) Sprinkle with remaining morsels.BAKE for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack.

I sprinkled more butterscotch chips on top of the brownies, then melted some chocolate chips and drizzled that over the top, this is optional but so good!!!!!

cut into bars and serve. These look really cute in clear gift bags with a pretty ribbon or bow tied on.

Chewy Butterscotch Brownies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) butterscotch chips, divided
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3/4 cup melted chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and nuts. Spread into un greased ( I sprayed mine with a bit of cooking spray) 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. If you would like to drizzle chocolate on top by all means do so.

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Tiffany said…
I saw that recipe at Bakerella. Your pan version looks great! And it would feed more folks - important when you have 4 kids!
Live.Love.Eat said…
Oh wow, these look great and I think I would enjoy them even more than regular chocolatey brownies.
tam said…
All I can say is...YUM!
~Tam :D
HiHoOhio said…
I like "blonde brownies" as i grew up calling them, more than chocolate!!
Reeni said…
I love these! They look so pretty. Butterscotch is so yummy, I can't stop eating those chips either when I have them in the house.
Amy said…
Yum!! This looks GREAT!! Just wanted to let you know in the homemade oreo cookies it is 2 sticks of butter. Hope you enjoy them!!
Robynne said…
These brownies are amazing! I add white chocolate chips too :) Thanks for sharing. Love your site!
Anonymous said…
Making these now!