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Butterscotch Blondies

This chewy blondie has a rich caramel flavour. Yum! Now when I normally see a blondie recipe...I keep turning the page...but that's because I usually consider brownies to be my scrumptious go-to. Blondies strike me as a cake-ier baked good. BUT this one is chewy and reminiscent of a true non-chocolate-containing brownie.

I adore butter, brown sugar, vanilla and nuts. The smell of these melting and mixing and baking. The texture of a chewy treat covered in frosting. This is my happy place.

These bars are super easy to make. The longest part was putting them in the fridge to cool overnight since I made them in the evening. They cut really well when nicely chilled.

Simply melt the butter, mix the blondie wet ingredients together. Add the dry. Stir and spread into foil lined pan and bake. Make the frosting while it bakes and spread it on after the blondies cool a bit. Put in the fridge til set. Slice and enjoy!

Butterscotch Blondies


  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk

  • 1 cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9x9 or 8x8 with overhanging tin foil or greased pan. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and add to sugar in a bowl. Stir. Add egg and vanilla and stir.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Spread in pan. Bake for 30 minutes until it starts to pull away from sides. Cool.

  4. Icing: combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Cool.

  5. Add icing sugar and stir. Add more cream or icing sugar to make it smooth and spreadable.

  6. Spread over blondies. Chill.

  7. Cut into 36 squares.

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