Butterscotch Brownies


These chewy butterscotch brownies ooze brown sugary goodness. Like the best home-baked goodies, they're finger-licking good!

close up view of a stack of Butterscotch Brownies on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
36 bars


Butterscotch Bars:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Coffee Frosting:

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 7x11-inch baking pan.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Make the bars: Beat brown sugar and melted butter until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then gradually stir in flour mixture. Fold in walnuts until well combined. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out of the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Dissolve coffee in water in a small bowl.

  6. Beat confectioner's sugar and butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in coffee mixture until incorporated.

  7. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Let frosting set before cutting into 36 squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
10g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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