Chewy Butterscotch Brownies are fantastic. Every now and then I browse different websites to see if I can find a recipe for a specific item I want to use in a recipe. Sometimes I just browse so I can find something easy. Nestle’s Very Best Baking is one of those websites. They always have terrific recipes and I can’t recall any of their recipes ever turning out poorly like sometimes happens from some food blogs or other websites. Chewy Butterscotch Brownies was the recipe I found and drooled over.
A couple of weeks ago I was looking for an E-A-S-Y recipe to make up for some cookies I wanted to send with John to friends. I am pretty particular when it comes to brownies. While I have plenty of cake-type brownie recipes that I’ve tried and taste great, I really prefer to bake brownies that are rich, dense, and have more of a cookie-type batter than cake-type textures. From the pictures, Chewy Butterscotch Brownies looked like MY kind of a brownie! 🙂 Easy, yet dense and decadent. I was not disappointed.
Chewy Butterscotch Brownies turned out exceptionally well. For those of you who love butterscotch flavor in your cookies or brownies (or desserts), then you simply can’t go wrong with these amazing brownies. It took me about 10-15 minutes to get the batter into a baking dish and cooked in 30-40 minutes. The brownies came out superbly. They had wonderful texture because of the butterscotch chips and pecans, delicious sweetness, and the ease of making a brownie instead of rolling dough into balls for cookies. Win-win-win!
We have had the mildest winter in Dallas until a couple of weeks ago. Now every two to three days we are getting snow or freezing rain. It’s crazy! The weather forecasters are calling for 70 tomorrow and freezing rain the next morning. 🙁 We are spoiled here in the south. I’ve lived in New England and other cold climates before and know what it’s like getting a winter snow storm every three to five days all winter long! Boston’s really getting hit this winter, more than I can ever recall when we lived in that neck of the woods.
I bring up the weather because I always take my pictures outside. In the heat of a Texas 110 degree summer day when all my chocolate chips melt on the dish, and in the dead of winter when temperatures are sub-zero and I have to wear a hat, coat, and gloves to take pictures. Why do I do that, you ask? When we moved into this house a few years ago it had Low-E windows. Great for cutting costs on electric air conditioning bills in the summer, but horrible for allowing natural sunlight into the house. My pictures NEVER turn out well when I take them inside. So I trudge all my stuff out to my back patio table and take pictures out there, day in and day out, 365 days a year.
Sometimes this means the winds are so strong all my stuff is blowing around. Other times my hands are freezing, and still other times in the summer it feels like I’m getting bit up by creatures too small for the human eye to see. Yikes! Last weekend when I took pictures for 7 different muffin recipes and 6 different breakfast casseroles for a breakfast I was catering for our church, I was outside in blustery, cold conditions for hours. Yes, I was wearing long johns and several other layers of clothing. Some of the time the snow was falling. But I think I managed to get some decent pictures and I’ll be trotting out those posts in a couple of weeks.
My husband has offered to set up a studio inside for me to take pictures. We’ll see if the manufactured light is as good as natural light. Regardless, the pictures for Chewy Butterscotch Brownies taken last week were taken outside on a cold, winter day, but thankfully you won’t find ice cubes or frost on any the pictures. 🙂
If you’re looking for an outstanding butterscotch dessert, then Chewy Butterscotch Brownies are incredibly good. I highly recommend you get yourself to the store and pick up a bag of butterscotch chips and make up a batch of these goodies really soon. They’re great for tailgating parties or afternoon snacks for your kids (if you allow them to eat sweets!) Regardless of what you make them for you’ll find yourself drooling over every bite of these sensational brownies. I sure did.
Chewy Butterscotch Brownies are rich, decadent and delightful!
These luscious brownies are filled with pecans and butterscotch chips.
If you’re a butterscotch lover you’ll love Chewy Butterscotch Brownies.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. The irony of this recipe is that while I found the recipe on a Nestle’s site, I couldn’t find Nestle’s butterscotch chips at the store last week so I used Hershey’s instead!
Place softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder and vanilla.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add pecans and part of the butterscotch chips.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spread batter into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining butterscotch chips on top.
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
I enjoyed how easy it was to make up a batch of Chewy Butterscotch Brownies.
Chewy Butterscotch Brownies had a superb butterscotch flavor and the texture was incredible.
Here’s the recipe.
CHEWY BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIES
(Recipe adapted from Nestle’s Very Best Baking)
- 2 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ¾ cups brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 11-oz. pkg. [url href=”http://www.hersheys.com/pure-products.aspx#baking” target=”_blank” title=”hershey’s butterscotch chips”]Hershey’s[/url] or [url href=”http://www.nestleusa.com/brands/baking” target=”_blank” title=”nestle’s butterscotch chips”]Nestle’s[/url] butterscotch morsels, divided use
- 1 cup [url href=”http://www.fishernuts.com/” target=”_blank” title=”fisher nuts”]Fisher[/url] chopped or broken pecans
- Mix butter, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Add flour, 1 cup butterscotch chips and pecans.
- Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Spray a 9×13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle remaining butterscotch morsels on top.
- Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool before cutting into bars.
You’ll be drooling after your first bite of Chewy Butterscotch Brownies.
These are great for tailgating parties, baby showers, potlucks, or anytime you get together with friends.