This Salted Butterscotch Blondies recipe combines sweet butterscotch with a little salty bite. Sweet and salty delciousness!
Easy Salted Butterscotch Blondies
Butterscotch is such an underrated flavor. It’s certainly one of my favorites, and it really shines in these fantastic Salted Butterscotch Blondies!
These bars are soft yet dense with big butterscotch flavor. They’re made with plenty of brown sugar to maximize that butterscotch goodness. Seriously, just the smell of these alone is enough to get my mouth watering!
What You’ll Need
Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to make these blondies. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for specific amounts.
- All-purpose flour – If you have a kitchen scale, measure by weight for best results. If not, then spoon and sweep.
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter – Melted and slightly cooled
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Butterscotch chips – You can add up to another 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips if you just can’t get enough!
- Chopped nuts – I like to add some chopped pecans to these bars for some crunch and to complement the sweetness. You can, of course, omit the nuts if you like or use a different kind of nuts.
- Coarse salt – A few pinches of coarse salt on top add a salty bite to offset the sweetness of the bars. That sweet and salty combination is just so good!
Tips for Success
- Measure accurately. Use a kitchen scale if possible. Otherwise, use the spoon and sweep method, and take care to make good measurements.
- Use good quality butterscotch chips. Not all butterscotch chips are created equally. Find one that tastes good to you and holds up well to baking. (I like Guittard.)
- Don’t over-bake. Too much oven time can mean tough, dry blondies. The bars should be golden brown, and a pick inserted into the center should come out clean.
- You can skip the salt. If you’re not a big fan of sweet and salty, just skip that step. You’ll still get some really tasty blondies!
How to Store Homemade Blondies
Let the blondies cool to room temperature, then place them in an airtight container. You can store them on the counter for up to 4 days and in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Can I Freeze These?
Yes! I recommend wrapping individual blondies in plastic wrap, then placing them in an airtight, freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter for a couple of hours when you’re ready to eat one of the blondies. You can also remove the plastic wrap and zap a blondie in the microwave for about 30 seconds if you need a blondie fix stat.
These Salted Butterscotch Blondies have a lot going for them. They’re quick and easy to make, which is always a selling point in my book. Plus, they’re an absolute pleasure to eat. All that butterscotch deliciousness and that extra salty bite! Irresistible!