Butterscotch Blonde Brownies is a delicious and gooey treat that you’re going to love. A simple recipe Scotchie bars or Blonde Brownie Recipe that has been a favorite in our home for generations. Chewy and soft each bite will have you wanting more.
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One of the first recipes I remember making in the kitchen all on my own was this recipe. Needless to say it has a special place in my heart. Most every Sunday I would make this treat for the family after church to enjoy. Many times not waiting until they had cooled to cut.
The brown sugar in this recipe helps to give it an unusual and deliciously rich flavor profile that makes these butterscotch bars recipe so impossible to resist.
While you may have enjoyed a chocolate brownie here or there, let me warn you that these do not taste the same, the first reason being that there is no chocolate and the second is because this recipe calls for coconut and brown sugar, two things you don’t normally see in an ordinary brownie recipe.
They also might be a little different than a typical Blondie Recipe but that's what makes this recipe extra good. You don't have to love Coconut to enjoy this recipe. It gives a wonderful chewy texture that is fantastic. But don't worry, you can completely leave the coconut out if you like.
This is the first recipe I ever remember making when I was super young.
My mom taught me how to make them in her Bosch Mixer at the time and I was hooked! Not only with this recipe which I memorized, but with using a Bosch Mixer.
You can read more about Why I LOVE my Bosch Universal Plus Mixer here!
This unique sweet treat is one that the whole family will enjoy, making it perfect for an after dinner dessert or to be cut into small servings and brought to your next holiday or potluck gathering.
If you’re looking for a fun way to serve this dessert, you can take my strawberry brownie kabob recipe, and switch out the brownies for these butterscotch brownies.
An even better idea is to make the kabobs using both butterscotch brownies and chocolate ones to create a great assortment of delicious variety!
What’s in Butter Scotch Bars ~ Blonde Brownies
- Butter (Melted)
- Brown Sugar
- Baking Powder
How to make a Blonde Brownies
This recipe is very simple to make using a stand mixer. I do value measuring the ingredients with a kitchen scale when possible.
Melt Butter in a microwave safe bowl and add to the mixer or large mixing bowl. Adding in eggs and vanilla extract and brown sugar. Dark brown sugar is ideal but you can also use light, like I have shown here.
Allow ingredients to mix together. In a separate bowl combine salt, flour, and baking powder and whisk to combine. Then carefully and slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
Hand stir sweetened coconut before placing the batter into the prepared pan for baking. Bake in a preheated oven to 350 degrees. Make sure to test by using a toothpick inserted into the center. It should come out clean.
The batter will be thick. I like to use a silicone spatula to scrape the mixing bowl clean and carefully spreading the batter into a well greased pan.
What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?
The biggest difference between the two is that the blonde brownies are made without chocolate.
As a result, the color is lighter and more golden brown (or blonde). Which is where the dessert gets its namesake. This is an easy blondie recipe where it only takes a few minutes to mix ingredients together.
Because there is no chocolate, the blondies can develop a more vanilla flavor. Texturally, the recipes turn out about the same. Crisp edges, gooey centers, and almost cake-like.
You sure can! It won't change the taste much. However, in this recipe the coconut gives a wonderful chewy texture that I just love.
From an ingredient standpoint, the two are very similar, but the differences mainly lay with the preparation and baking methods.
Because the blondie is a slightly wetter dough and baked in a large pan rather than smaller dough balls, the results are much different and the blondie is more cake-like than cookie-like.
Can you freeze Blondies Bar
Absolutely! These tasty treats make a great addition to your freezer stash of desserts.
Just cut the brownies into the serving sizes that you want and freeze them solid. Wrap each piece with plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe zipper topped bag or airtight container and then you can simply grab as many as you want, whenever you want them.
I recommend letting them sit on the counter for about 10-15 minutes so that they can thaw a little before being eaten.
Are Blondies Dessert served best warm or cold
They do great served either way but there are never any complaints when you serve a delicious warm blondie brown with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Drizzle a little caramel sauce and sprinkle some sea salt over the top and you have yourself an incredible dessert worthy of a place on a restaurant menu!
Stand Mixer vs Hand Mixer
As you can see, I have used a Bosch Universal Mixer for this recipe. This dough is very thick which is why I prefer to make it with a stand mixer.
You can however use a good hand mixer. Just realize it’s going to get tough as you add the flour and mix in the coconut.
Want to know why I LOVE my Bosch Universal Plus Mixer? Check out my Review!
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Blonde Brownie ~ A Butter Scotch Bar
- ½ Cup Butter - Melted
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Cup Flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Sweetened Coconut - Optional
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, (I prefer to use my Bosch Universal Plus Mixer) mix together melted Butter, Eggs, Sugar and Vanilla.
- Add in Flour, Baking Powder and Salt and mix
- Stir in the Coconut.
- Spread the batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes.
- Cool completely before cutting and store the leftovers covered.
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