Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies

Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a  flavor to love, bite after bite!

Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a flavor to love, bite after bite!

Confession: I don’t like brownies.

I think I must be a freak of nature or something because just about everyone I know (including you, right?) loves the darn things. In my opinion, brownies don’t have enough “chew” to them. I know that sounds weird, but I guess it’s just a texture thing. It’s weird how they just kind of….dissolve.

Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a flavor to love, bite after bite!

For these and many more reasons, I stick to making blondies. I’m not sure what the actual definition of a blondie might be (or if there even is one), but I guess they are just a bar version of cookies. Or cake. Or something in between cookies and cake.

My obsession with these baked delights started with these Cherry Garcia Bars. Most of the time I use that recipe and just swap out the mix-ins!

Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a flavor to love, bite after bite!

I wanted to make something you could take to holiday gatherings, so butterscotch came to mind. Then white chocolate came to mind, too. And what kind of self-respecting food blogger would I be if I didn’t make these blondies with brown butter?

This recipe makes a 9” x 9” pan of blondies, but you can easily double it if you’re feeding a crowd. Make sure you provide plenty of milk! Or, you know, hot buttered rum.

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Here’s the Recipe!

Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies

Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies

Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a flavor to love, bite after bite!

Yield: 25
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter in a small heavy-bottomed pot. Heat over medium for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. The butter will foam, turn clear, and then turn a golden brown color. Remove from heat and whisk in the brown sugar and vanilla until well-combined. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour the cooled butter mixture into the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the beaten eggs.
  5. Fold the white chocolate, butterscotch, and walnut pieces into the mixture. Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for 26-30 minutes, until the top cracks and the blondies are firm to the touch.
  6. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bite-sized squares.

Nutrition

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168|Total Fat: 9g|Saturated Fat: 5g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 3g|Cholesterol: 30mg|Sodium: 78mg|Carbohydrates: 21g|Fiber: 0g|Sugar: 15g|Protein: 2g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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Brown butter and white chocolate give these butterscotch blondies a flavor to love, bite after bite!

December 24, 2014 | Last Updated on December 10, 2020 by Linda

5 thoughts on “Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies”

  1. This recipe is to die for! Addictive isn’t even the word for these delectable treats. I substitute salted macadamia nuts for walnuts and finish the top of the batter with a sprinkling of fleur de sel prior to baking. Fantastic!

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  2. I’m baking my way through an alphabet of desserts and this looks like the perfect option for the letter “B!” I planned to try making butterscotch– so I might do that then add it to this recipe.

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