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Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies

Updated on October 28, 2014
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Everybody Loves Brownies

Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies are my favorites. I think chocolate and butterscotch go together like coffee and cakes.

This is one of my favourite recipes because it is really quick and easy to prepare too.

You should be able to understand the ingredients whether you are English, like me, or American because I've used both languages in the recipe.

Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook
Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook

As well as the more usual sweet brownies, this cookbook contains recipes for some more unusual savoury ones like Bacon & Salted Caramel Brownies

 

Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4oz) sieved (strained) self raising (cake) flour
  • 4oz butter
  • 1/4 cup (2oz) castor (fine grained) sugar
  • 3 tbs treacle (or molasses)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4oz chocolate chips
  • 2oz chopped nuts

Topping

  • 3oz butter
  • 1 cup (4oz) icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 tbs treacle (or molasses)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • chocolate chips for decoration

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 375 deg F (190 deg C). Grease a 7 inch square cake pan.

2. Put the butter, sugar and treacle or molasses into a pan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Leave to cool.

3. Put the mixture into a bowl, stir in the vanilla extract then beat in the eggs for about one minute if you are doing it by hand.

4. Fold in the flour, then the chocolate chips and nuts.

5. Pour the mixture into the cake pan, level it off and then bake for about 30 minutes.

6. When ready, leave it to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then turn out and allow to cool completely. Take care because it might break up.

7. To make the topping, put the butter, cocoa powder and icing (confectioners) sugar into a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in the treacle or molasses.

8. When the cake is completely cold, spread the topping over it. Cut in half longways, then into about 12 slices and decorate each slice with one or two chocolate chips.

How to Make Chocolate Brownies - A clear and easy to follow tutorial

This is an excellent tutorial on how to make chocolate brownies. The instructions are given in a clear voice and at a speed that matches the actions in the video so you can absorb both the commentary and the demonstration. It's one of the best recipe lessons I've seen.

Have You Got a Good Brownies Cookbook? - If not, have a look at these

There is such an amazing number of variations on the basic brownie recipe, it's worth buying a really good cookbook or two on the subject. That way you can try out many different combinations of ingredients in brownies and you might find some that become firm favourites among family and friends.

Brownies Cookbook
Brownies Cookbook

With just 34 pages and 20 brownie recipes, this is a small inexpensive cookbook for anyone who wants just a variety of brownie recipes.

 
Brownie Mix Bliss: More Than 175 Very Chocolate Recipes for Brownies, Bars, Cookies & Other Desserts Made with Brownie Mix
Brownie Mix Bliss: More Than 175 Very Chocolate Recipes for Brownies, Bars, Cookies & Other Desserts Made with Brownie Mix

If you want to use a brownie mix, this cookbook is the one for you.

It has 175 recipes to make from regular brownie mix and 20 out of 25 Amazon reviewers gave the book 5 stars. Those brownies must be yummy.

 

How to Make Triple Chocolate Brownies - Another easy to make brownie recipe

Here's another very good video demonstrating how to make triple chocolate brownies. You'll see they are very easy to make.

Smart Planet BM-1 Brownie Bar Maker
Smart Planet BM-1 Brownie Bar Maker

You can make 6 brownies in a batch in this relatively small gadget which can be stored vertically. The inner surfaces are non-stick and so easy to clean.

 

Electric Brownie Makers Can Save Money - Don't heat up a big oven just for brownies

I don’t like to heat my oven up just to cook one thing. It seems a waste of money to me, bearing in mind the cost of gas and electric nowadays.

Of course, I could do a big batch of brownies or other baked goods too but I don’t always want spend time doing a lot of baking when all I want are a few brownies.

The answer is an electric brownie maker like the one illustrated here. They only take a few minutes to warm up to the correct temperature and they aren’t heating up extra, unused space. These brownie makers are neat and clean in appearance and aren’t going to hog a lot of space in your kitchen either.

Chocolate Brownies - Recipe and instructions on a short video

There are so many different variations of brownies so we all have our favourites. It would be great if you could introduce us to yours by putting the recipe here.

Why not share your favourite Brownie recipe here?

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    • Lorelei Cohen profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I love home baked goodies but brownies are one recipe that I have never made. Not sure why but I think that I had better get my act together and rectify this situation. Thank you for the recipe.

    • wildbluefrontier profile image

      Nathan M 

      5 years ago from Tucson

      these sound really, really, good. I'll have to try to make them.

    • SoniaCarew profile image

      SoniaCarew 

      6 years ago

      I am so going to try these! I will worry about the added carbs next year!

      Yummy lens!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i love butterscotch! nice lens, the pictures made me so hungry

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      blanckj 

      7 years ago

      Yummy! Will have to try.

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 

      7 years ago

      Oooohh, chocolate and butterscotch! Sounds amazing!

    • Millertime LM profile image

      Millertime LM 

      8 years ago

      Oh, I'm going to have to try these for sure. Mmmmmmm... brownies....

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I would definitely love eating these! I'm adding the recipe to the Senior Squids Cook Book lens today. 5* / Angel Blessed!

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      Sniff It Out 

      9 years ago

      These sound yummy... I love butterscotch so will have to try the chocolate and butterscotch brownies!

      Welcome to The Cooks Cafe

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thank you for a great addition to the Cute little cupcakes and tasty treats group.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Consider adding your great brownie recipes to http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-darn-brownie-recip... Your lens is terrific.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 

      9 years ago

      I especially loved your quotes, both of them are wonderful! Brownies are the true ambrosia and butterscotch is just as great as chocolate. 5 chewy stars to you!

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      julieannbrady 

      9 years ago

      I love brownies and particularly did when it was that time of the month ... as it is no longer that time of the month, I can love these any time. ;)

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      poutine 

      10 years ago

      I love brownies.

      Thanks for the recipe.

      Poutine

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      Paula Atwell 

      10 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Brownies. Enough said. Welcome to the Comfort Food Group.

    • SusannaDuffy profile image

      Susanna Duffy 

      10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      The video is a great help, thanks for including that

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      The Homeopath 

      10 years ago

      I love Butterscotch. This will be my featured recipe on my bake sale lens for next week. Yum!!!!!!

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      10 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Ich bin ein Brownie! Fabulous lens. 5*s

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      Joan4 

      10 years ago

      Oh, these look so good! and with a cold glass of milk!....ummmmmmmmmm good!

    • NAIZA LM profile image

      NAIZA LM 

      10 years ago

      I love chocolate brownies too! They fantastic desserts. I would tell my mom to try these awesome recipes!

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      KimGiancaterino 

      10 years ago

      Yummy! I do love the combination of chocolate and butterscotch. Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      WhippetTalk 

      10 years ago

      These look so rich and delightful! Great lens and a must try recipe! 5*s

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