Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies

Butterscotch blondies made with brown sugar, butterscotch chips and milk chocolate chips. Serve these with a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Chocolate Butterscotch blondies bars
Recipe insights & TIPS

Chocolate and butterscotch chips are mixed through a brown sugar batter and baked until just set in the middle! These are like brownies only better, and make the perfect snack with a cup of coffee.

Chocolate Butterscotch bars with sea salt

Butterscotch blondies are made with brown sugar and don't have any cocoa powder in them like a brownie would have. When the brown sugar and butterscotch bake together, they end up making something that resembles a caramel flavor and along with the regular chocolate chips, the flavor combo is heaven.

Be careful when you're baking these, after some trial and error I'm pretty happy with the consistency on the inside of the blondies. They should be soft and will continue to firm up as they cool.

FAQ's about making chocolate butterscotch blondies

Is the sea salt really necessary? I think It is, I love the salty-sweet flavor and chocolate always benefits from a little bit of salt. Try it, I think you'll love it!

How should I store these blondies? The best way to store them is in a fully sealed container. This will keep them soft for a day or two.

How do I know my blondies are ready? They should be still quite soft when gently pressed on top and they will firm up as they cool.  

Can I use dark brown sugar? Yes, dark brown is definitely ok to use and will still give a great flavor.

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If you like butterscotch you'll love this version of blondie bars. Filled with brown sugar, butterscotch chips and chocolate. This is a perfect dessert to take to a party or fun event.

35 minutes
Total TIME:
60 minutes
25 minutes


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ sticks soft butter 6oz
  • 2 ⅓ cups light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups butterscotch chips divided
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips divided

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  4. Scrape down the bowl after each egg is added.
  5. Pour in the vanilla and mix.
  6. Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour and baking powder.
  7. Once the flour is mixed in add both the butterscotch chips and chocolate chips, 1 ¼ cup of each.
  8. Add the pecans and transfer the batter to the prepared pan spreading it out evenly.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Melt the remaining chocolate and butterscotch in the microwave and drizzle over the blondies.
  11. Let cool slightly before drizzling with both kinds of melted chocolate.
  12. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt flakes if desired
  13. Slice and serve.
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