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My old Prince George neighbour Ellen Huget used to make the most delicious butterscotch brownies. I lost Ellen’s recipe years ago and every recipe I tried since was either too sweet or too dense for our liking. That is up until I happened onto a family website and I saw the recipe to these “not-too-sweet butterscotch brownies” by Floyda Mabel Steiner McClure. Oh my, I think I found Ellen’s butterscotch brownies! Floyda’s recipe called for dusting with icing sugar and ice cream. I put a caramel icing on the top, because that is how Ellen used to serve hers. Well if truth be told Ellen also put in currants, but I didn’t dare put that into an afterschool snack. Apple slices on a separate plate and “nothing touching” is as far afar I can venture. With many thanks to the McClure family for sharing their heirloom butterscotch brownie; Floyda’s butterscotch brownies are nothing short of perfect.
7/8 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup salted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup currants (optional)
1 batch caramel icing
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Grease a 9" or 8" round or square pan.
• Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
• In a separate bowl, cream butter and add sugar gradually to blend thoroughly.
• Stir in eggs and vanilla to butter/sugar mixture.
• Then stir in sifted ingredients.
• Add nuts if desired.
• Batter will be fairly smooth and thin.
• Spread batter in greased pan, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
• Meanwhile prepare the caramel icing.
• Check the brownie for doneness with a toothpick. If toothpick is dry, remove brownies from oven.
• Cool and using an offset spatula spread the caramel icing over the top.
• Cut into 16 squares and serve.


  1. We used to call these blondies and I got my recipe from a very old Five Roses Flour cookbook. Ours were less cake like but more chewy. Melted butter with brown sugar, eggs and flour! So yummy. Ours always had a crackle top on it, but as you mentioned, they were very sweet!
    I love how dense they look, may have to give this a go!

  2. On behalf of Floyda Mabel Steiner McClure, thank you for your kind words about these butterscotch brownies, a family favorite for more than 75 years. Your version, with caramel icing, looks so mouth-watering!

  3. Just the word "butterscotch" makes me want to eat a whole pan of these. I remember when I was a kid I once ate and entire bag of butterscotch morsels! I just love that flavor! I know I would love these brownies. They look heavenly, especially with that caramel icing! thanks for searching for the perfect recipe and then sharing it with us!

  4. Zsuzsa, I just love your butterscotch iced brownies. A fabulous recipe, indeed! Perfect and beautifully done, my friend!

  5. Marian, thank you, thank you so much for this recipe, it was an all around hit, it even passed the grandchild test. The texture is lovely and it is not too sweet. Regretfully it all went on the first day. Floyda's brownies will be part of my Christmas baking from now on, I don't think I can ever put together a cookie arrangement without them.

  6. Eva, Peach Lady and Elisabeth, Floyda's brownies just beg for one more slice, if you make them you will eat them. Put them in a cookie tin and out of sight. I must have eaten half of the batch all by my “not too sweet” self. Today I am a little guilt ridden and plan on eating salads.

  7. Has anyone every added dark or bittersweet chocolate chips to this? I love the thought of butterscotch, but need to serve a "chocolate" dessert.

    1. I have not thought about that, chiefly because I already have lots of chocolaty recipes. Keep in mind this bar is already pretty rich.




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