Classic Bonnie butterscotch brownies – a retro recipe from the ’60s

Recipe for Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

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Hae ye tried Bonnie butterscotch brownies?

Try ’em quick — They’re brownie-rich, brownie-chewy, butterscotch bonnie. Studded with, naturally, Nestle’s golden butterscotch-flavored morsels.

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Bonnie butterscotch brownies recipe

Recipe for Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Bonnie butterscotch brownies

Yield: 2 dozen brownies/blondies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 cup Nestle's Butterscotch Morsels
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt over hot (not boiling) water one 6-oz. pkg. (1 cup) Nestle's Butterscotch chips, 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in 1 cup light brown sugar, packed. Cool 5 minutes. Blend in 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Sift together and stir in 1 cup sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped.
  4. Spread in greased and lightly floured 13" x 9" x 2" pan.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.
  6. Cool. Cut in 2" squares.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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  1. I make these brownies all the time!, They are well loved in my family. I add semi sweet chocolate chips to the batter! They are soooo good!

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