Rich Peanut Butterscotch Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 48 brownies (4 dozen)


Peanut butter and butterscotch combine for a new taste sensation in this variation of the brownie. Perfect for dessert or a snack -- kids and adults will love them.


  • 1 pkg. (18.5 oz.) devil's food or chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE cake mix and peanuts in large bowl; stir in butter. Stir in evaporated milk (batter will be thick). Spread half of batter into prepared 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes.

MICROWAVE 1 1/3 cups morsels and peanut butter in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Spread mixture over baked layer. Drop remaining batter by heaping teaspoon over butterscotch mixture.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes (top layer will be soft). Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

PLACE remaining morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over brownies.

Incredibly quick and tasty!

by C. Carrie , Richfield, MN on Mar. 2010

I threw these together in no time--they were fabulously chocolatey goodness! Yum! I didn't have peanuts so I just made them tastier and used PB chips. =) I'd recommend melting some PB with the chips for the drizzle so they stick to the bars better. YUM!!!

I loved this

by J. Jeff , Rochester, WA on Feb. 2010

This was one of the best that I have baked from here. Very moist and very good. I will be doing this one again.


by C. Cheryl , Lake Tapps, WA on Nov. 2009

Easy and delicious. I would suggest using a rubber spatula sprayed with nonstick spray to spread the base layer.

Very Good

by D. Darlene , Kitcheer on Oct. 2009

It was a nice dessert to make. Everyone liked it.

Rich Peanut Butterscotch Brownies

by M. Monika , DELAWARE, OH on Mar. 2008

I made these for Easter this year and everyone gobbled them up like there was no tomorrow. They are soo easy to make and soo tasty. Best Brownie recepie I had in a while.

Awesome Brownies

by K. Kris , PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN on Feb. 2008

Even tho I didn't have the peanuts and substituted walnuts, these were so easy to make and they were delicious! Next time I will make them with milk chocolate chips in place of the butterscotch. The possibilities are endless!


by c. , on Dec. 2007

I tryed this cake,and it was very tasty.

Rich is the word!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Nov. 2007

I cannot make these very often, I end up eating too many. They are perfect for the Holidays! Hubby doesn't eat a lot of chocolate, and usually doesn't care for brownies...[says they're too heavy] but even he raved over these.


by R. Rita , ERIE, PA on Jun. 2007

This was easy to make and very very delicious. I will definitely make again. It is rich so I would not want to make the brownies any bigger than the 48 servings. I may try substituting peanut butter or chocolate morsels for the butterscotch ones next time as my husband is not a butterscotch fan (but he still wolfed them down as I didn't tell him there was butterscotch in them!!).

Butterscotch and Chocolate

by J. Jennifer , GLEN BURNIE, MD on Nov. 2006

These bars are delicious and definitely don't last very long around my house or at work!