White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies


You will love this Butterscotch Blondie Recipe because not only is chewy, buttery and delicious…it is also loaded with white chocolate chips!

Wanna know a secret?

I don’t like butterscotch.  I know, I know.

The flavor is so strong and well..I don’t know.

I mean, I like butter…so it must be the scotch part that I don’t like.

I even googled “what is butterscotch?” and I have no idea why I wouldn’t like it ~ there’s butter, there’s dark brown sugar, there’s cream…actually it sounds a lot like caramel…which I LOVE.  So, yeah, I don’t know.

Maybe it’s because I think back to the weird old butterscotch candies that my grandma used to give me that had been at the bottom of her purse for decades.  I always had to pick pieces of lint off the candy before popping it in my mouth. But, my choices were between a decade old butterscotch candy or Clove gum.  Butterscotch won.  Clove gum, really?  Who’s brilliant idea was that?

So anyway, I have never been too keen on the butterscotch.  BUT it seems as though millions of you love it.  LOVE it..can’t get enough.

So when I got an email from a very nice butterscotch loving reader named Melanie, asking for a good butterscotch/white chocolate blondie recipe, who am I to let down the butterscotch masses?  That’s pressure.


So I made these bars, under duress, knowing I wouldn’t like them…not at all, not one bit.

Well, I was wrong.

As a matter of fact I will be making these again and again and again.  Because I kinda loved them.

The butterscotch is not strong…it just hangs out in the middle, making your mouth kinda happy and you don’t even know why.

I can’t call myself an official butterscotch convert, but wrapped up in a buttery, brown sugary batter doused with white chocolate chips, butterscotch suddenly became the ingredient that pulled them all together…the unifier, if you will.  Butterscotch, I give you a second chance.


White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies

This batter goes together in a breeze.

Melt a stick of butter, add 1 cup of dark brown sugar, vanilla and an egg and mix them together.

Now melt 3/4 cup of butterscotch chips.

Mix that into the butter mixture.  Mix in some baking soda, salt and flour and when that is combined, add in your white chocolate chips.

Spread it in your pan…

and bake it up.  When it comes out it will look like this…

Wait for them to cool, if you can.  Then cut into squares.

Bite, exhale and repeat…over and over and over.

White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies
  • ½ cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray foil lightly with non stick spray.
  3. In your mixer combine melted butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix on medium until combined.
  4. On low speed add in your melted butterscotch chips and mix until smooth, scraping sides as needed.
  5. Turn mixer back to low and add your baking soda, salt and flour. Mix until just combined.
  6. Add in your white chocolate chips and mix until incorporated evenly.
  7. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. When done, let cool, before cutting into squares


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72 Comments on "White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies"


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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
October 19, 2011 1:13 am

These look crazy good. I just posted earlier today about both butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips. What are the odds. Ok, actually pretty good with me 🙂 But these are on my must make list!

And I’ve been pinning and repinning your desserts like a crazy woman this past week.

October 19, 2011 1:18 am

I adore butterscotch. But I dont like apple pie. So I think I would rather not like butterscotch, cause people think I am unpatriotic and stuff. And thats no good. 😉

Mighty Morgan
October 19, 2011 1:18 am

I totally {HEART} butterscotch….so I am loving this recipe and I am even MORE excited that I have all the ingredients on hand to make these RIGHT NOW!!!! I love when that happens!!!

Mighty Morgan
October 19, 2011 5:06 am

I’m replying to myself so I don’t leave another random comment 🙂
So like I mentioned above I was going to make these RIGHT NOW…and I did and they came out every bit fabulously delicious as I had hoped…..I couldn’t even wait till they cooled before I started scarfing them down…


Lauren at Keep It Sweet
October 19, 2011 1:47 am

I actually have never liked butterscotch either (or white chocolate!). Thought I was the only one:-) However, I’ve had Hot Blondies butterscotch white chocolate blondie and loved it so I am sure I’d love yours, too!

October 19, 2011 2:04 am

I am on the fence about butterscotch. I will have to give these a try and make a final decision. Research.

October 19, 2011 2:21 am

Ohhhh these sound delicious, I wish butterscotch chips were available where I live! I think some international ordering is required because I HAVE to make these!!!

Cookbook Queen
October 19, 2011 2:37 am

I sort of love butterscotch.

But I also have the appetite of an 87 year old woman. Or a 5 year old boy. It varies day by day.

October 19, 2011 2:49 am

Everytime you come out with a more perfect recipe for bars, I know how much you like them and they all look delicious!

October 19, 2011 2:50 am

I love this post for so many reasons!!!! My grandma also fished out those nasty butterscotch candies out of her purse – but, unlike you, I still enjoy butterscotch 🙂 Glad you gave it a second chance!

Cookie Sleuth
October 19, 2011 3:10 am

This looks great! I like butterscotch in limited quantities.

October 19, 2011 3:11 am

These look moist, chewy and delicious. So funny that you ended up loving them.

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
October 19, 2011 3:53 am

They look amazing! Love your blog 🙂

October 19, 2011 4:27 am

I love butterscotch, and I’m pretty sure I’d absolutely love these!!

October 19, 2011 4:53 am

I seriously don’t know how you come up with all this amazingness. Good info about what butterscotch is… never knew that, but it makes sense. And I like butter and brown sugar together, so no wonder I like butterscotch.

October 19, 2011 5:16 am

Thank you!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!!! I appreciate it!

Diane {Created by Diane}
October 19, 2011 5:23 am

oooh,,,,butterscotch sounds heavenly!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking
October 19, 2011 6:22 am

I don’t get all the butterscotch and white chocolate hate, but then again, I hate all vegetables and people don’t get that. I LOVE white chocolate and butterscotch. I think butterscotch is my favorite flavor of anything. And together they’re just magical! I made some butterscotch blondies a few weeks ago and while people said they were good, they didn’t taste anything like butterscotch. I’ll definitely have to make these. Thanks!

October 19, 2011 10:29 am

I love a good blondie. These sound awesome!

October 19, 2011 11:03 am

You are so sweet to create a recipe that you don’t even like for a reader! These sound delightful.

October 19, 2011 2:11 pm

So yummy! I love butterscotch…and blondies- I might even say that I like blondies better than brownies. Yours looks so wonderful.

natalie (the sweets life)
October 19, 2011 4:16 pm

I’m a butterscotch fan so these are right up my alley…and I already have all of the ingredients!!

ps. love your new site!

October 19, 2011 6:32 pm

I went to the store the other weekend to find something to put on the Sopapilla cheesecake for a glaze. Since I had my 4 year old with me (who by the way loves to shop and have magnificent meltdowns), I accidentally picked up a bag of butterscotch chips thinking it was caramel. I actually do not like butterscotch, but this recipe looks super yummy and I’m going to have to try it out tonight since I have everything I need.

You post the most amazing recipes!

Erin @ Making Memories
October 19, 2011 6:56 pm

These look fantastic! I, on the other hand, LOVE butterscotch! =o)

October 19, 2011 6:58 pm

You know, I’m with you on the whole butterscotch thing. Not really my favourite. However, those blondies look delectable! I can’t say0 “no” to a pretty baked good.


Kate H.
October 19, 2011 7:00 pm

I’m actually not big on butterscotch either. The only time I would ever eat it was when a sweet old man at church would give me a piece of hard candy that was butterscotch. (: I must say you are the Queen of Cookie bars and i love them!!

Choc Chip Uru
October 19, 2011 7:12 pm

I adore butterscotch and white chocolate! Thank you 🙂
And hang in there – one say you will fall in love with butterscotch too I promise!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
October 19, 2011 7:36 pm

I haven’t used butterscotch in forever. I can’t wait to try these, they look amazing!

October 19, 2011 8:12 pm

You could convert anybody with these!

I have Clove gum included in my giveaway:)

Marcie Smith
Marcie Smith
October 19, 2011 9:23 pm

I love to see a post in my inbox from you!!! Don’t know where you find all of these wonderful receipes, but they always look scrumptious. Haven’t been able to try them all yet, but I will. Thanks,

Lori @ RecipeGirl
October 19, 2011 11:02 pm

I don’t care for the chips much, but man, I love butterscotch. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten EVER is a brownie hot butterscotch sundae. That’s some good stuff.

I’m in love with these bars. They’re pretty, and I want to eat them all. Is that okay?

Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids
October 20, 2011 12:02 am

We love, love, love brownies in our house. And, I cannot wait to try this recipe! Pinning it right now!

October 20, 2011 1:05 am

I plan on not liking all of my recipes too. And I fail….miserably.

October 20, 2011 1:10 am

You know, I think it’s cause of the white chocolate. That stuff is magical in so many ways.

October 20, 2011 1:49 am

I’ve never liked butterscotch either. But those look delicious and with a bag of white chocolate chips lingering in my cupboard, I’m going to have to try these!

October 20, 2011 2:00 am

oh you. i already love butterscotch so i must be doomed.

Erika - The Teenage Taste
October 20, 2011 11:14 am

I’m not much of a butterscotch person either, but something tells me that my tastebuds would make an exception for these blondies. They look drool-worthy! 😀

October 20, 2011 5:38 pm

I made a similar butterscotch blondie when I made my butterbeer ones for the Harry Potter premier, and they were good. I think I might have to try yours just to compare…you know, for research purposes. 😉

October 21, 2011 6:18 pm

many people poo-poo both white chips and butterscotch chips, but i love them both. great bars!

Georgia Pellegrini
October 21, 2011 11:15 pm

You know, I’ve never made a blondie in my whole life? I have to change that!

October 23, 2011 7:39 pm

These are seriously DELICIOUS! I changed the white chocolate for the new White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms and they were AMAZING! Your recipes are so great! I haven’t made on thing from your blog that I haven’t liked.

October 23, 2011 9:46 pm

I have to thank you a TON! I made them and I LOVE them. This will definitely be a keeper recipe. I appreciate you trying out something that you are not fond of. My husband also does not like butterscotch but loved this recipe. It was quick and easy to make as well. Thanks fellow sugar lover!

October 23, 2011 9:49 pm


November 23, 2011 5:29 pm

This recipe would have been really good… had it been baked in a 8×12 pan. The corners were a little too crispy and the inside very gooey in a 9×9 pan. I willl make this again because although it wasn’t fully cooked, it was still very yummy, but ONLY in an 8×12 pan.

Nicole Maguglin
Nicole Maguglin
November 23, 2011 5:29 pm

These were WONDERFUL!!! My entire house will forever be begging me to make these and I will prolly never say NO!!!! YUM!!! Thank you for this from every single on of us in the Maguglin household!!


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Erin @ Texanerin Baking
December 15, 2011 3:22 pm

I made these a few days ago and they were fantastic. Someone above mentioned them being undercooked but I loved the way they were. It’s not cake. It’s got to have some goo. There was some goo so I was happy. Very happy. And there was butterscotch! And white chocolate! What more could you want. Thank you! 🙂

December 16, 2011 11:42 am

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March 16, 2012 1:55 pm

Thank you for a delicious recipe! Mine tasted great, but they turned out a little funny…They rose A LOT along the edges of the pan and not at all in the middle. I used a circular 9″ pan, so maybe that’s why. Thoughts? I really don’t know, but it made them tough to slice properly.

In any case, they were very tasty and have a great gooey texture with a crispy crust.

April 22, 2012 5:53 pm

Holy wow, these are awesome! I have been looking for a great blondie recipe for so long now. I have an idea in my head of how they should taste, and none that I’ve made to date have stacked up to that idea, but these….these are right on!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!