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Butterscotch Brownies

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking oil. Combine the butter and brown sugar in a sturdy saucepan and set over moderate heat. Stir frequently until the mixture is bubbly and the sugar is melted, then set aside to cool slightly. Beat the eggs and vanilla into the butter and brown sugar mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and stir together; add to the first mixture and beat just until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the pecans. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is dry and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bars comes out barely clean. Remove from oven and cool on a rack before cutting.

Makes 24 servings.

Per serving: 360 calories and 10 grams (g) fat. Recipe without pecans: 133 calories and 6.5 g fat.

Filed under: desserts, bake, pecans
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