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Butterscotch Brownies

Butterscotch Brownies

I was thrilled to be invited to the holiday party of a fellow food blogger.  Don’t you get excited when you know the food will be outstanding?  Well, this was one of those parties.  Kate focuses her blogging on savory foods, but her dessert array was impressive.  There were brownies, those delicious Special K bars, Pirouettes with cheesecake sauce to name a few…but these chewy bars with caramel undertones were to die for.  I politely waited 3 days to ask for the recipe…after making 80 dishes for around 170 guests, I can only imagine her exhaustion!
Butterscotch Brownies on a white plate

On-Line Bake Sale

Well, fast forward a few weeks and I decided to participate in an on-line bake sale to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Besides being a former oncology nurse, my brother-in-law was cured of his leukemia with a stem cell transplant…so this cause is near and dear to my heart. Steph, creator of the blog Bite by Bite, is hosting the bake sale, so please go visit her blog on January 31 and bid on all the delectable goodies from some of my favorite bloggers.  If you win, your treats will be shipped directly to your home.

Chewy, tasty Butterscotch brownies on a white plate with raspberries
I’m making Kate’s fabulous bars plus some fudgy brownies for this on-line bake sale…I just know you will find them as spectacular as I did!!!  The dark brown sugar, butter and vanilla combination will make caramel and toffee lovers swoon.  These simple little bars pack pack a decadent wallop of goodness…believe me!!!

Butterscotch Brownies on a white dessert plate with berries

Butterscotch Brownies

Rich, buttery bars made with dark brown sugar

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 16 bars


  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg (unbeaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Pour melted butter into mixing bowl. Add other ingredients and stir till combined. Spread in buttered 8 x 8 inch pan. May double recipe and bake in a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cut immediately.


Recipe from friend and food blogger, Kate, of Kate's Kitchen


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23 comments on “Butterscotch Brownies”

  1. They sound simple but Im sure taste is lovely 🙂 again your dog’s eyes say it all :))

  2. Lizzy- One of your best pictures of Lambeau yet! Thanks for donating to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society – every little bit helps someone who is facing blood cancer.

  3. Every time I see “butterscotch” I blanch. I got sick on something with butterscotch chips as a child and keep thinking I don’t like butterscotch. Then, everytime I see something like this I think, what am I so afraid of. It looks lovely and I may even give it a try. And thanks for the photo of Lambeau. Too cute!

  4. I’m up early and you make me hungry:) I wish I had these to go with my coffee this morning. And what a sweet boy you have there. (that is a male right?) Mine is all snuggled on the couch this early Saturday. Probably wishing I’d make some brownies:)

  5. So happy that your brother-in-law was cured of his leukemia. That is absolutely an amazing and heartwarming story. And these brownies look out of this world!!

  6. These look so good and dense. I love the taste of butterscotch in sweets.

  7. Lizzy,

    They look good…. something that melts in your mouth.I just might make these for tomorow as I have all the ingredients on hand.
    So happy to hear that your BIL was cured of leukemia, my family wasn’t so fortunate.But your doing a good deed.
    Ahhh she’s so adorable Lambeau, a real cutie.

    thanks again……:-))))

  8. perfect timing for the superbowl I like the pick up and run foods! To the tv that is 🙂

  9. hi Lizzy

    those butterscotch brownies will be a big hit at the sale, and for such a good cause. Give Lambeau a belly rub for me!

  10. love brownies, thank you!!

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