These chewy brownies have the consistency of a brownie, but with the distinctive taste of butterscotch.

Dawn

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
12 bars
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 8 inch square baking pan.

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  • In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, walnuts, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to egg mixture, stirring until well blended. Spread dough evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 100.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2003
These are great... but you will enjoy them more with a little help. There is a LOT of sugar here and that carmelizes when it bakes so if you overbake these they become hard as a rock when that sugar solidifies on cool down. Watch carefully and these may seem a little raw when you pull them from the oven. Walnuts ruin these IMO. Skip those and use shredded coconut instead. Even if you don't like the flavor... it bulks these up and helps retain the moisture and keep these chewy. YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2009
This is definitely not a recipe I would make again. I absolutely love butterscotch but I did not care for these. I don t think they have a butterscotch flavor at all. They just taste like sugar. They were very hard and crunchy on the outside and too gooey on the inside. I followed the recipe exactly and I would not recommend this to anyone. Read More
(11)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2003
These are great... but you will enjoy them more with a little help. There is a LOT of sugar here and that carmelizes when it bakes so if you overbake these they become hard as a rock when that sugar solidifies on cool down. Watch carefully and these may seem a little raw when you pull them from the oven. Walnuts ruin these IMO. Skip those and use shredded coconut instead. Even if you don't like the flavor... it bulks these up and helps retain the moisture and keep these chewy. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
I love these! I substituted 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips for the nuts and they're gloriously chewy. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2002
Good but they dry out fast. 32 bars out of an 8x8 in. pan? You're kidding... I don't serve brownies (or for that matter anything else) in pea-sized portions. The recipe makes 9 normal-sized brownies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
I am NOT allowed to make these anymore! I couldn't resist them... I had doubled the batch because I didn't have the right size pan (made them in a 9x13) and I finished them off myself in 3 days. I told my husband (who liked the flavor but doesn't like sweets) to not let me make them ever again unless we are going to some sort of gathering or potluck. They were fabulous! Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2007
I'm finding these brownies quite hard to rate. I'm hovering between a 3 and a 4. 4 because I'd just got home from vacation had very little baking ingredients and wanted a dessert for dinner and these fitted the bill perfectly. 3 because I was disappointed with how thin they were. I used the right size pan and followed the directions exactly but it could have been something I did. Finally I've decided on a 4 because they tasted good and had a great chewy texture. I will make these again but double the mixture and cook them longer. Thankyou. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2006
I baked for the minimum amount of time and I didn't have any problem with the sugar carmelizing. They turned out nice and chewy. I loathe walnuts so I replaced it with another 1/4 cup flour. These brownies aren't overly sweet so if you're looking for more flavor I bet throwing in a few butterscotch chips would perk these up! Good recipe overall! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
These are fabulous! I just loved them! This is a recipe that doesn't call for a bunch of ingredients so they can be made in a pinch. I was sure not to overbake them I only put them in the oven for 18 minutes and they are PERFECT! I will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
Would give it more stars if I could! A wonderful change from regular brownies....sinful! Definately double the recipe and increase the vanilla to 1T. I used 4 oz of butterscotch chips and 1/2 C caramelized walnuts.....Definate keeper and hard to resist eating the entire pan by yourself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2003
I took these to a bridal shower at work and I got so many compliments - the words "divine" and "amazing" came up. Easy to make with a minimum of ingredients they are the perfect treat to bake on the fly. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2009
This is definitely not a recipe I would make again. I absolutely love butterscotch but I did not care for these. I don t think they have a butterscotch flavor at all. They just taste like sugar. They were very hard and crunchy on the outside and too gooey on the inside. I followed the recipe exactly and I would not recommend this to anyone. Read More
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