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    Butterscotch Brownies by The Moon and Me

    Posted by  ·  October 12, 2013
    Well, hello, Skip To My Lou friends!
    I’m so excited to be here with you today!
    I’m Kelly and I blog over at The Moon and Me where I ramble on about
    crafty things, DIY, home décor, family stuff…
    and what I’m sharing with you today…
    YUMMY things to eat!
    Butterscotch Brownies
    Goodness, gracious these are good.
    We’ve been making these in my family for years!
    Can I tell you what my family actually calls them?
    Crack brownies.
    Yep.
    They’re that addicting…so be warned.
    Of course, with any good recipe,
    it helps to round up all your ingredients first!
    That way you know if you’re out of something so you can find a substitute.
    Or cry.  Sometimes I try a substitute and then I cry.
    For these brownies, you need to melt your butterscotch morsels
    and butter over a water bath on the stove.
    If you have a double boiler…fantastic!
    If not, do the next best thing:
    place a metal mixing bowl over a saucepan with a couple inches
    of water and you, too, can achieve melted morsel goodness.

    The water should be boiling softly, simmering really.

    See? Almost ready!

    Stir it around to help it melt and mix more evenly.
    Do NOT be alarmed if it looks like this when you
    take it off the stove and stir in your brown sugar…
    Because once it cools and you start mixing…it turns to spun gold, baby!
    Be careful not to over bake…these tend to look gooey in the center…
    you’ll be tempted to keep adding a few minutes.
    Resist, my friend, resist.
    I know this from experience.
    I actually should have taken these out about 3 minutes earlier than I did.
    Oh well…they were still soft and delicious.
    This mix is easy to give…
    especially in an easy to make fabric gift bag.
    Once you bag your dry ingredients, fold your fabric lengthwise
    and measure the width of your bags.  Add an inch or so to each side.
    Cut so that when you sew the sides,
    the bottom is the fold in the fabric and the top is open.
    To keep it simple, just cut the open end in a zigzag pattern.
    It doesn’t even have to be perfect.
    Fold so that the right sides are together,
    sew up the sides, leaving the top open.
    Turn your bag right side out…and fill with your bags of dry ingredients. For these brownies, there are 3 dry components:
    1. Brown Sugar
    2. The flour, salt, and baking powder.
    3. Butterscotch Morsels
    Include a printout of the instructions inside the bag.
    Tie it all up with a pretty tag and some twine…you’ve got a great hostess gift.
     Butterscotch Brownies
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 – 11.5 oz pkg butterscotch morsels
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • ½ cup {1 stick} butter
    • 1 ½ tsp salt
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 tsp real vanilla
    • 1 cup chopped nuts {optional ~ I never put nuts in mine, my mom always puts nuts in hers}
    Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
    Melt morsels and butter in a double boiler; remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
    Stir in brown sugar; cool 5 min. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture.

    Stir in nuts {optional}. Spread evenly into greased 13x9x2 pan.

    Bake 30-35 minutes (check at 30). Cool and Cut.
    For thinner brownies…15x10x1 pan, bake 25-30 minutes.
    Thanks, Cindy for having me over today!
    To check out some of my other ramblings,
    check me out on FacebookPinterest…or at home at The Moon and Me.

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