These chewy squares ooze brown sugary butterscotch. They becrumb the lips and besmear the chin, like home-baked goodies should.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Coffee Frosting (Optional)

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease an 11x7x2-inch pan.

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  • Melt 1 cup butter in a large saucepan. Add 2 cups light brown sugar and beat well to mix. Cool the mixture slightly, then beat in eggs and vanilla.

  • Sift together all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Stir it into the wet ingredients, then add the walnuts or pecans (see Cook's Note). Mix well.

  • Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a light gold. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and let brownies finish cooling on a rack.

  • To Make Frosting: Dissolve coffee in the water. Cream 1/2 cup butter with confectioner's sugar. Beat it until light. Blend the coffee into sugar mixture and spread frosting over the brownies. When frosting has set, cut brownies into squares. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; 20.6 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 233 mg sodium. 56.6 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
After reading the reviews, I decided to try this recipe. I also prefer brownies that are chewie NOT cakey. So, to avoid a cakey brownie, I used 2 eggs instead of 3. The end result was a delightfully chewie brownie. The overall flavor is good. However, it's a little too sweet for my taste so I will most likely cut back on some of the sugar next time. I did not make the icing because the brownies just don't need it. Finally, instead of pouring the entire batter into a 11 x 7 pan, I split the batter between 2 EZ foil pans. One pan was 8¼ x 5¼ x 1 and the other was 9¼ x 6½ x 1. That way we could eat one now and freeze one for later. My oven is very accurate. The cook time for the smaller pan was 27 minutes. The cook time for the larger pan 30 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2009
I really don't think I'm an idiot. And I followed the directions to the letter. But the pan size is too small and these puppies overflowed filling my kitchen with a delightful odor of burned butterscotch brownies! Make this in a 9x13 pan not a 11x7. Other than that they're yummy. Well they will be once they're done. All I've had so far is the part I scraped off the bottom of the oven. Sigh. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
After reading the reviews, I decided to try this recipe. I also prefer brownies that are chewie NOT cakey. So, to avoid a cakey brownie, I used 2 eggs instead of 3. The end result was a delightfully chewie brownie. The overall flavor is good. However, it's a little too sweet for my taste so I will most likely cut back on some of the sugar next time. I did not make the icing because the brownies just don't need it. Finally, instead of pouring the entire batter into a 11 x 7 pan, I split the batter between 2 EZ foil pans. One pan was 8¼ x 5¼ x 1 and the other was 9¼ x 6½ x 1. That way we could eat one now and freeze one for later. My oven is very accurate. The cook time for the smaller pan was 27 minutes. The cook time for the larger pan 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
After reading the reviews, I decided to try this recipe. I also prefer brownies that are chewie NOT cakey. So, to avoid a cakey brownie, I used 2 eggs instead of 3. The end result was a delightfully chewie brownie. The overall flavor is good. However, it's a little too sweet for my taste so I will most likely cut back on some of the sugar next time. I did not make the icing because the brownies just don't need it. Finally, instead of pouring the entire batter into a 11 x 7 pan, I split the batter between 2 EZ foil pans. One pan was 8¼ x 5¼ x 1 and the other was 9¼ x 6½ x 1. That way we could eat one now and freeze one for later. My oven is very accurate. The cook time for the smaller pan was 27 minutes. The cook time for the larger pan 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
Just like Gramma used to make! I made a few changes though: halved the recipe, used only one egg (I suspect if I had made the whole recipe, 2 would have worked), left out the walnuts, and added slightly less sugar than called for. Perfect and chewy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2009
I really don't think I'm an idiot. And I followed the directions to the letter. But the pan size is too small and these puppies overflowed filling my kitchen with a delightful odor of burned butterscotch brownies! Make this in a 9x13 pan not a 11x7. Other than that they're yummy. Well they will be once they're done. All I've had so far is the part I scraped off the bottom of the oven. Sigh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
These brownies ARE as good as the initial description. Many of brownie recipes I've used in the past have the potential to turn cakey if you bake them too long. Try five minutes less the next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
I read all the reviews first and was thinking it should be ok- I like my brownies a little cakey. It wasn't a little though it was practically cake. I followed the recipe exactly cooked for 30 mins in a square pan and it was a cake not a brownie at all. The taste is great but i'm def. going to go with the reviews and take out an egg and see how that goes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This is the best recipe for butterscotch brownies I've ever tried. Others complain that they are too cake-like but that is what I like about them. Other recipes I've tried puff up on the sides and carmelize in the center and bottom - not a problem with these. I used 1 cup shredded cocunut instead of walnuts and skipped the frosting because they are plenty sweet and delicious without it. Thanks Anna! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/12/2010
First of all these are not brownies. They taste like a flattened cake. It was not even a good tasting cake. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2002
This receip came out HORRIBLE!!! It was more like a cake rather than brownies. I was very disappointed. In fact I threw out the whole thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
Delicious! I also used only 2 eggs and got a nice chewy brownie. I also halved the recipe (so actually I used 1 egg) and baked it in an 8X8 and it turned out great. I slightly undercooked them too. I did not make the frosting. I had another butterscotch brownie recipe that I've used over the years but will replace it with this one. Read More
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