Butterscotch Brownies

I know I always keep it healthy here, but - I just had to share this recipe. It was Valentine's Party time at the kid's school and I wanted to make them a special treat. The thought of running out to the store for ingredients was not appealing - so I perused my Pinterest boards in hopes of finding a recipe with all the ingredients in house. I came across this - pinned many moons ago. Blondies? What's not to like! 

Seriously guys, these were sooooooo good and incredibly easy to make. The secret is in the whole wheat flour and making sure to melt the butter with the brown sugar. The whole wheat flour imparts a nutty flavor while melting the butter with the sugar gives it the special butterscotch flavor - yum! I had a bite and was instantly back in time - my Gram (who was an amazing baker) always had "butterscotch brownies" on hand. She kept them in the freezer for unexpected visitors - she was such a great cook/baker, that visitors were frequent and she always fed them well (from scratch of course!).

Butterscotch Brownies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 pan with butter or cooking spray

1. Melt butter and brown sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir well until the mixture is completely smooth. (Takes approximately 3-5 minutes).
2. Remove butter/sugar mixture from heat, pour into a large mixing bowl (or bowl of stand mixer) and allow to cool to luke-warm temperature.
3. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
4. Gently fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed through batter.
5. Pour into greased pan and bake 25-30 minutes until edges are lightly brown. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

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