Rating: 4.14 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0

If you like chewy brownies, but are also fond of butterscotch, then try this recipe.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
32 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 brownies
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together 1/4 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely before frosting.

  • To make the frosting, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and milk in a small saucepan over medium- high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and beat in the confectioners' sugar. Adjust the milk or confectioners' sugar if necessary to achieve a good spreading consistency. Spread over cooled bars and let set before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 14.9mg; sodium 63.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (64)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
I followed other reviewers' ideas by decreasing the brown sugar to 3/4 cup. Because some had said the brownies weren't chewy enough I added 1 tbsp cooking oil with the butter. Others had said it was too floury-tasting so I decreased the flour to 2/3 cup. And I decreased the baking powder to 3/4 tsp. Also, I baked them til they were just brown around the edges, about 23 minutes. And --- TA-DA! I ended up with moist, chewy brownies. I halved the frosting recipe, and it was just the right amount; not overly thick or sweet. What a pleasant change from chocolate brownies, with a lighter and more delicate flavor. We loved them with the recipe changes I made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2007
The icing ruined it for me i'm afraid. Way too sweet!!(stick to the roof of your mouth sweet). Its saving grace was the chewy, almost cookie like brownie. If i make them again, it will definately be with a different icing. Thanks for the brownie recipe anyway... Read More
(18)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
I followed other reviewers' ideas by decreasing the brown sugar to 3/4 cup. Because some had said the brownies weren't chewy enough I added 1 tbsp cooking oil with the butter. Others had said it was too floury-tasting so I decreased the flour to 2/3 cup. And I decreased the baking powder to 3/4 tsp. Also, I baked them til they were just brown around the edges, about 23 minutes. And --- TA-DA! I ended up with moist, chewy brownies. I halved the frosting recipe, and it was just the right amount; not overly thick or sweet. What a pleasant change from chocolate brownies, with a lighter and more delicate flavor. We loved them with the recipe changes I made. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
To the person who said she ate the whole batch! EASY TO DO!!ME TOO! I added 1 cup of Butterscotch morsels and cooked for 45 minutes after doubling the recipe.I also added 1 cup of pecans instead of Walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2007
The icing ruined it for me i'm afraid. Way too sweet!!(stick to the roof of your mouth sweet). Its saving grace was the chewy, almost cookie like brownie. If i make them again, it will definately be with a different icing. Thanks for the brownie recipe anyway... Read More
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2007
These were much closer to a cookie bar texture than to the expected soft brownie tecture. I halved the brown sugar as I dislike overly sugary desserts. There was just enough dough to spread into an 8x8 pan. My guests considered the bars delicious. I wished they had a little more variety in taste. Should I make them again I would include a smidgen of ginger and a dash of cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
Frosting is very sweet - should be used as a drizzle rather than a cover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
AMAZING RECIPE!!!! I made it and everyone at work lost their minds over it. One modification I made was the frosting. I used skim milk and added more milk and confectioner's sugar until it was pretty runny. I spooned a few hot tbsp over the cooled brownies and tilted the pan to coat. Perfect caramel sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
I just made these brownies today. They smelled wonderful and tasted even better. I followed the recipe to the T and it came out perfectly. I did, however, add a few things....toasted chopped walnuts and pecans as well as butterscotch chips. About 1/4 C of each ingredient. You don't want to add too many butterscotch chips since that would make the brownies even sweeter then they already are. I also believe that adding the icing is a mistake. All I did was wait until the brownies cooled and sprinkled them with powdered sugar. That was perfect. Also I used an 8x8 pan and cut the brownies 5 down and 5 across making a total of 25 pcs. Since the brownies are so rich, a small piece is all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. THESE BROWNIES HAVE A WONDERFUL RICH BUTTERSCOTCH FLAVOR. Absolutely will make again! Oh yeah they did settle just a tiny bit in the middle but most brownies will do that. Try them, you'll like them...for sure!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
This is the first time I've ever tried making butterscotch brownies, and I'm pretty happy with them. They came out nice and chewy, with a good flavor. I left out the nuts because I didn't have any. As other reviewers have mentioned, the frosting makes these super-sweet, so keep a glass of milk or a cup of coffee on hand! :-) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2005
The brownie itself(no icing)was REALLY good and chewy!!The icing is another story.I tasted it after adding only half of the sugar and it was SUPER SWEET so I stopped at 1/2c of icing sugar.I will Definitly make the brownie again though.Thank you Heather for a perfect brownie.The texture for me was perfect.Soft yet chewy.I only put it in oven for 20 min. Read More
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