Chewy Butterscotch Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 brownies (4 dozen)


Try this rich and delicious butterscotch brownie recipe. It's quick and easy, and your family will ask you to make more.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and nuts. Spread into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.

BAKE for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Too sweet

by G. Ginny , Mass. on Aug. 2012

Way too much brown sugar. morsels on top do not melt, tasted dry after 30 minutes as directed.

teen agers favorite brownies

by L. Lynda , Huntington Beach, Ca on Aug. 2010

I have been making these butterscotch brownies for the past year. The teens at our parish youth group LOVE them. I am asked to make them numerous times throughout the year. I make them without the nuts. : o )

Sailing Team Favorite

by K. Kim , , on May. 2010

We love these butterscotch brownies! I tried this recipe 2 weeks ago and I am making them again tonight. I made them for my daughter's sailing team and they nearly went weak in the knees when they tasted these delicious, chewy brownies. I think this is a new family favorite and the official brownie of the NSA Sailing Team.

Butterscotch Brownies

by M. Melissa , Woodbridge, VA on Apr. 2010

I agree with another reviewer they were good but not great. Definately not as chewy as I was expecting. I guess I thought the butterscotch chips would melt more into the brownie and they didn't. I could have done without the nuts they didn't add much flavor but rather a different texture. Perhaps next time I'll try toasting them first. I may do a combination of butterscotch chips and white chocolate that I also read in another review. Overall they were good and my family really liked them it was a nice alternative to the regular chocolate brownies.

Chewy goodness

by K. Kim , Coxs Creek, KY on Feb. 2010

These brownies were chewy and perfect. Everyone loved them including my husband and kids! Great change from the usual chocolate browniee.

Just Like Mom Used To Make

by T. Tara , Joshua, Texas on Nov. 2009

I remember on cold days, mom would make a batch of Butterscotch Brownies and Hot Cocoa. Thank you for bringing back those fond memories of the good old days !!!!

Great title

by A. Amanda , Fort Bragg, NC on Aug. 2009

My husband absolutetly loves these brownies

Always a Hit

by C. Cathleen , Syracuse, NY on Jul. 2009

Everyone loves these brownies - they are easy and delicious. People are always impressed when I show up with them and they disappear quickly. I do leave out the nuts, though.

Best Butterscotch

by E. Ellen , WHEATON, IL on Jun. 2009

This recipe was delicious! Very easy to make and a wonderful dessert. Everyone loved them and I will definitely make them again.


by N. Nancy , Dunedin, FL on Apr. 2009

These are perfect when you need a brownie for someone allergic to chocolate. Sweet and satisfying