Butterscotch Blonde Brownie are a delicious and gooey treat that you’re going to love.

The brown sugar in this recipe helps to give it an unusual and deliciously rich flavor profile that makes these butterscotch bars so impossible to resist.

Blonde Brownie

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.

Fun Fact

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.

Topped with frosting, powdered sugar, or simply left as-is, these blonde brownies are sure to get everyone talking (and trying to sneak a second piece!)

Blonde Brownie Recipe

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

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (Melted)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Coconut
Bosch Mixer

How to make a Blonde Brownies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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
  3. Stir in the Coconut.
  4. Spread the batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before cutting and store the leftovers covered.
Blonde Brownies

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. 

Blonde Brownie

What do blonde brownies taste like?

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. 

I don’t like Coconut. Can I leave it out?

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.

What is the difference between a blondie and a chocolate chip cookie?

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.

Blonde Brownies

Can you freeze blondies

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 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!

Blonde Brownies Recipe

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Blonde Brownie ~ A Butter Scotch Bar

Butterscotch Blonde Brownie are a delicious and gooey treat that you’re going to love. The brown sugar in this recipe helps to give it an unusual and deliciously rich flavor profile that makes these butterscotch bars so impossible to resist.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bar Cookie, Blonde Brownie, Butterscotch Bar, Halloween Dessert
Servings: 10
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter Melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Coconut Optional

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg
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