Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Butterscotch Squares

This was, and still is, one of my most favourite basic un-chocolate brownie/square recipes of all time.  It is butterscotch perfection just by itself or can be a canvas for more adventurous baking.

My recipe card is splattered with bits and pieces of this recipe, but is thankfully still readable!

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray 8x8 glass pan with Pam.

2. Beat butter and brown sugar together for 1 minute.  

3. Add egg, salt, vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Blend in flour and pecans if using.

4. Spread batter into greased pan and bake in centre of oven until the middle is barely moist (test with toothpick). 

5. Inhale deeply and try to keep your hands out of the pan until cool.

6. Cut into squares and enjoy!!

What else can you do with these?
- blend in chocolate chips or Skor pieces in place of nuts
- drizzle chocolate over plain, baked squares
- crumble over vanilla ice cream and top with fudge sauce and peanuts
- make an ice cream sandwich
- sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips, place under broiler until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are puffed and brown for a butterscotch twist on rocky road brownies

Got any other ideas?

Linking up with some great parties!


Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com said...

Making them into icecream sandwiches sounds yummy! :) Would love for you to link this up to my (wow me) wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :) (I'm a new follower, too!)


Simply Cornish said...

Yummy, I am making these right now! I used to have a recipe like this and cannot find it. What a wonderful surprise that you posted this today!

Simply Cornish said...

Yes, I did make these and they are wonderful! This recipe is a keeper!! Thanks again!

Erin said...

These look wonderful!!!

Chelsea said...

Those look yummy!

very merry vintage style said...

They look fabulous! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!

ificould said...

These look so yummy!!! Found you from Shabby Nest's linky party. Thanks for sharing!

Missy & Kimi

Unknown said...

Don't these just look delicious! I love butterscotch. I'm definitely going to try these!

If you'd like to share this at my link party this weekend, I'd love to have you. Found you via Shabby Nest.

Krista @ While He Was Napping

Eve said...

yummy - I am going to have to try this.

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Unknown said...

These sound so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays... We featured your recipe today!! Hope you'll stop by and grab a featured button! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/08/fancy-this-features-39.html

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