Zesty Goes Blonde: Butterscotch Blondies

by zesty on August 3, 2012 · 57 comments

Remember back a while ago, I made these gorgeous squares that literally knocked you over with excitement?  Well If you don’t remember I will remind you… I DID.  No I didn’t dream up the recipe but I did pretty much eat the whole pan.  I had a huge craving for these little packs of sugar again so I thought I would share them with all the new readers that have never seen BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDIES.

What I strongly suggest is that you review the ingredient list before you go home tonight, stop in at the grocery store on the way home and prepare to make this on the weekend.  After you make them, and eat a whole bunch of them – pop back on the blog and let me know in the comments if you liked them or not.  I am pretty confident you will LOVE them.

I have been dying to make these Butterscotch Blondies for a while now.  I have had a few requests and have seen them around the food blogs everywhere so I decided to take the plunge.

The result? Very successful!  I chose the recipe from one of my favorite food blogs – smitten kitchen.  They seemed so easy  – I was actually surprised just how easy they actually were.

Here is the lowdown on how to make ‘em.

Butterscotch Blondies

makes 16 blondies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, browned
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees°F.
  • Butter an 8×8 pan.

  • Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth.

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  • Beat in egg and then vanilla.

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  • Add salt, stir in flour, & baking powder.

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  • Add butterscotch chips – stir together.

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  • Pour into prepared pan.

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  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.

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  • Cool on rack before cutting them.

Zesty Tip: When preparing your pan for brownies/blondies such as these, be sure to select a light-colored, shiny pan, which will conduct heat evenly. Glass or dark-colored pans can cause the edges to over bake or even burn. Always grease the pan thoroughly with shortening, softened butter, or cooking spray (do this even if the recipe doesn’t specify).

photos by zesty and sally’s baking addiction

Question of the day: What is your favorite addition to the traditional blondie?

Take care

zesty

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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mara

OH MY GOD. I seriously just drooled. Those look unbelievable! When I make blondies, I like adding maple frosting.

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2 VeggieGirl

As you know, I’m a blondie FANATIC (have tons of recipes on my blog for them), so this makes me happy :-D

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3 ttfn300

omg, so decadent. delish!

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4 Melissa S.

ohhh…those looks so good! blondies for me def have to have walnuts…i don’t care the flavors!!

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5 Meg

These blondies are beautiful! I love the rich caramel color they have!

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6 Godiva2

YUM!

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7 brandi

I hope you plan on mailing me these :) They look amazing!!

I love butterscotch and chocolate chips together, so I like to do a mix of both.

I need to make these, pronto!

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8 zestycook

Thanks everyone!

@Brandi – I may try a combo of chips next time.

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9 Joanne

Between you and VeggieGirl, we’re all going to be in “Blondie” heaven. Who can resist?!!!

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10 Amanda

I get creative with my add ins – I’ve done trail mix, chopped candy bars (post-Halloween blondies are always fun!), crushed pretzels. For great color, I’ve put sprinkles on top before baking.

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11 Kath

Yay for blondes!!

Those look SOOOO GOOEY!!!

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12 HoneyB

I want one! I think I have to make these!

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13 Pearl

i’ve never ever had a blondie… does it have more of a vanilla taste?

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14 Bob

Mmmm, blondies. I like adding brownies to them. Layered or swirled. That’s some good stuff there. ;)

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15 rachel-asouthernfairytale

Zesty,
You know that I adore you and am 100% in support of you, but I am sending you a virtual SMACK.

ARTIFICAL VANILLA? {my tongue just tried to crawl into my throat to get away) GACK.

REAL. It will change your life. I’m just sayin’.

Take your virtual smack and then come into the light, K.

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16 eatingbender

Ohhh heaven! You know, I’ve never made blondies before. I’ve always wanted to thanks to bloggers like VeggieGirl, who has an infamous array of blondie recipes. These sound completely doable and look oh-so-delicious, Zestman!! Love ‘em :) Thanks for showing me how it’s done!

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17 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)

Those look absolutely wonderful!!!

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18 Marianne

Oh, how could you use artificial vanilla! That’s like, baking blasphemy!

I’ve made a really great coconut pecan blondie, and I think white chocolate is another obvious add in for blondies. Mmmm.

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19 coco

really easy recipe, but I’m sure it taste fabulous! I might make them for my V-day’s buddies! :D

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20 Kimberly @ the How to Cook Blog

This sounds divine! Yummy!

I love anything to do with butterscotch!

Kimberly :)

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21 AMY

These look great! I only ever buy self rising flour, and I thought most recipes that call for plain or all purpose just call for baking powder and salt or something like that, but since this one doesn’t, do you think it would work with my self rising flour or would they puff up too much?? I have all the other ingredients already and wanted to try them out, just wondering!! THANKS!

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22 finsmom

What beautuful pics! I can smell the blondies from here!

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23 Hayley

Gorgeous pictures, and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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24 Foodess

Holy freaking YUM! I want one now. Like, immediately, please!

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25 Nags

Those look so good! I need to get butterscotch chips for this though.. hmm..

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26 The Food Site

Oh my, these looks absolutely gorgeous! I will probably add some peanut butter into it and then serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Yum!

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27 Miele

all i have for these is a glass pan, do you think that that will fail miserably? these look delish, i wanted to make some for my friends tommorrow…

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28 Kevin

Those butterscotch blondies look so good!

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29 gina (fitnessista)

those blondies are mouthwatering… i might have to whip some up :D
hope you’re having a great night, zesty!

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30 Sweet and Fit

these look so good! I also made some this past weekend – I posted the recipe on my blog, except mine were Butterscotch Banana Blondies

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31 Miele

thanks for the email back! i lined a glass casserole pan with foil and greased it, and ended up cooking them closer to the 25 minute mark. They taste pretty good, arent burnt on the outside. Theyre a little gooey on the inside but definitely set up. Ive never had blondies before, so I am unsure if that is how theyre supposed to be. I have to say, they are SUPER easy to make though. And if they pass the “friends” test, then this goes in the recipe book.

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32 Nags

I tried these today and loved it! Baked them just now to bring to a relative’s who have invited us for lunch. Can’t wait to see what they think :)

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33 ZestyCook

@nags – I am so glad you liked them. They are super easy to make too! I hope your relatives like them.

zesty

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34 Emily

Yum! That’s all I have to say! :D

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35 Evelyn

i’m going home tonight and making these! i think i too will do the combo with choco chips! i can’t wait to send these to my really good friend in chicago! :)

thank you for the recipe!

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36 ATanzer

I know this is an old post, but I just made these bad boys with additional mini chocolate chips and some chopped up walnuts :D

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37 ZestyCook

@ Alice – Did you like them? How did they turn out with the walnuts in them?

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38 Sheila | Live Well 360°

They look so dense! I like adding nuts to mine – macadamia or even cashews.

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39 Sheila | Live Well 360°

I am adding these to the Thanksgiving baked goodies list! YUM!

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40 gemma

I cheated a little. I substituted a banana for the egg (I was halfway through making it then realised I had none!) and also added 1 teaspoon of hersheys cocoa powder. They’re in the oven right now, man I hope they turn out ok :s

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41 peru

how much time did you put the blondies in the oven

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42 April Cacek

Can you use margarine instead of butter?

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43 ZestyCook

You definitely can – but the flavor will be slightly different… Not as rich and creamy.

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44 Annie

So good! best blondies ever, only thing I didn’t like was that they were a bit oily I made a double batch and next time I’m going to try using 1 stick of butter and 1/2 cup of applesauce and see how that works!

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45 ZestyCook

Annie – thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed them. Let me know how the substitutions work out for the next batch.

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46 Danica

Ohhhh, I remember seeing these before…..every time I want you to make them so I can have one and give the rest back. I could easily eat them all LOL.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend Z!

D

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47 Bizzy

I must make this. That photo is a winner but I bet it is not half the winner that the blondies are.

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48 TBC

I made these after a few tweaks. Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe!

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49 Jennifer

I had thought about adding butterscotch chips to blondies, and I was so happy that came across this recipe! They turned out great, and were gone in no time at all! Thanks for sharing!

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50 Kathleen Richardson

Yummy idea, Cory.

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51 Ana

OMG!!! I loved this!!!! I did them with wallnuts wite and dark chocolate they were awsome and everybody love em !! @zesty

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