Butterscotch Chips Blondies

Butterscotch Chips Blondies

May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day

Blondie or brownie? No, this does not refer to Highlander and Islander’s hair or skin colors. Rather, it is about the confusing name for the dessert we are featuring for this blog recipe post—butterscotch chips blondies—on National Butterscotch Brownie Day. Blondies are basically lighter-colored brownies based on a brown sugar instead of chocolate flavoring. We added butterscotch chips to this recipe to differentiate this blondie from a chocolate chip brownie even more!


(Adapted from Flora’s Recipe Hideout)


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar (we used C&H brand golden brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 package (11-ounce) butterscotch chips


In a medium bowl, sift the flour with salt and baking powder. In a large bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla. Then beat in the eggs until smooth.  Gradually add the flour mixture until well blended. Fold in the butterscotch chips.

Butterscotch Chips Blondies

Spread the batter into a generously greased 10-inch square pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into one-inch squares. Yield: 36 small blondies.

Butterscotch Chips Blondies


  • Use a light-colored metal pan instead of a glass or dark pan for even baking.
  • Add a cup of chopped nuts to temper the sweetness of the butterscotch in this recipe.
  • Mix butterscotch chips with chocolate chips (white or dark) for a creative color combination.