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Chewy Butterscotch Sea Salt Brownies


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Dear friends,

These golden brownies are always a hit at our house, and the combination of sweet, sticky brown sugar, butter, and a dash of sea salt creates a complex, sweet-salty flavor that makes your mouth sing.

The butterscotch brownie recipe is super-easy, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry. Another added benefit? Because these chewy bars are light brown in color, you can sneak in some healthy whole wheat flour. I usually use about 1/3 cup whole wheat flour and 2/3 cup regular flour, but you can use whatever combination you like.

Shall we make a batch?

Chewy Butterscotch Sea Salt Brownies

  • 1 cup (4.25 ounces) all-purpose flour (any combination of regular and/or whole wheat flour will work)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (I’m a big fan of non-GMO Rumford brand)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar (why do they even make light brown sugar?)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (half a stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8- by 8-inch glass square baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and sea salt. Add the melted butter, egg and vanilla and stir just until combined. The batter will be thick, almost like cookie dough.

Spread the batter in the dish and use your fingers, if necessary, to press it evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes, or just until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack and cut in 2-inch squares. Makes 16 brownies.

Store, tightly covered, at room temperature. The brownies are best eaten within a day or two.


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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is the author of 17 books, including Small Bites and 101 Things To Do With Bacon. She shares ideas to simplify cooking, gardening, time and money. She is also the owner of Cross Media, Inc. and founder of the BENSA Bacon Lovers Society.

8 thoughts on “Chewy Butterscotch Sea Salt Brownies”

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve made it three times in the last week for various get-togethers and they’ve been a hit every time. I also like that the recipe is easily doubled and can be baked in a 9×13 pan. Thanks!

  2. Is there something missing from this recipe? I made these step-by-step but mine did not make a “batter” in any sense of the word – it was more like a crumb mixture. I then pressed this into the dish and baked as directed. They don’t look at all like your picture.

    • How disappointing, Dawn. I’m so sorry! There’s nothing missing from the recipe, but if your batter was like a crumb mixture, the difference has to be in the flour. In different climates the flour can behave differently and throw off the measurement. I spoon the flour from the bag into the cup and swipe off the top with a knife. Scooping the flour, which is how I had learned to do it in Home Ec many years ago, can add 1-2 ounces to the cup.(More info here: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/how-to-measure-flour/) If you make the brownies again, you might try the spooning method or if you have a scale you can measure 4.25 ounces of all purpose flour. Hope this helps! xoxo

      • Thank you, Eliza. I will definitely try these again using your flour spooning method. They do look scrumptious! Love your website!


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