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Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies

My daughters and I love homemade brownies. We experimented with many recipes and finally came up with this family favorite. The rich, satiny frosting and the butterscotch chips are irresistible.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed


  • In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine sugar and chocolate mixture. Stir in egg whites and vanilla. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture. Stir in chips.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Immediately spread over brownies. Cool before cutting.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested using Ghirardelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate baking chips. Semisweet chocolate chips may be substituted.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 brownie equals 110 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
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  • Milysa
    May 11, 2018

    These are way too rich, and I think the recipe has way too much sugar and not enough flour. I liked the concept of dark chocolate butterscotch, but it didn't work for me in reality.

  • WagnerLes
    Mar 27, 2015

    If you love dark chocolate, you'll love these brownies. They are VERY RICH, so a little bar goes a long way.

  • katlaydee3
    Mar 24, 2014

    These were good, but very, very rich. I now know why the recipe says 5 dozen servings.

  • kendra.otto
    Apr 1, 2013

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  • MnMforever
    Aug 16, 2011

    These excellent for anyone who loves dark chocolate!..I even added instant coffee granules to the brownies. I Did not have bittersweet chocolate but used some semi and some unsweetened..I didn't cut back the sugar because of this and they turned out fine. Will definitely keep this recipe in mind!

  • 7cs777
    Oct 4, 2010

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  • meanmary5
    Apr 13, 2010

    I don't care for dark chocolate quite this much, if I ever did make them, I would have to replace the unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate.

  • tkarinas
    Apr 13, 2010

    These brownies are a family favourite and one we make any time we have the ingredients. We love them and my kids make them as often as they can, as they vanish so fast. They're a keeper for sure and going in my recipe box.

  • uncgrl22
    Feb 27, 2010

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  • heidisilvan
    Apr 2, 2008

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