Butterscotch Blondie Gooey Bars

3.67 from 3 votes

Gooey cookie dough and butterscotch lovers: these butterscotch blondie gooey bars are for you!

stack of blondies with butterscotch

Mel and I hardly ever go to movies anymore and when we do go, it’s during the day. But last weekend we redeemed one of our [hashtag] only child perks: Jordan had a slumber party so we got a date night.

{I must say, sometimes I’m sad we only have one child, but not on slumber party nights. It only took 9 years, but now we actually get to be alone once in awhile!}

I We decided we needed to see Gone Girl. Have you seen it? Did you read the book? I’d read the book and was so excited for the movie – and it didn’t disappoint. My only complaint was that it was 2 ½ hours long, plus previews. And they showed Doogie Howser’s butt, which was both nice and disturbing at the same time. (Who knew NPH was so hairy?)

Anyway…I totally recommend the movie. Just maybe don’t drink at all during the first 2 hours and 15 minutes, mmkay?

Also? I recommend these. They’re super gooey, super butterscotchy, and they’re just plain good.

Butterscotch Blondie Gooey Bars - like a blondie but in gooey bar form, with butterscotch chips! collage photo

Yes, I’m back on the gooey bar train. Chew Chew! {Sorry, couldn’t help myself.}

These blondies are the same base as my favorite blondie recipe. It’s my go-to recipe for all things blondie bar. As baked in a regular recipe, they’re super chewy and soft from all the brown sugar. But in these? They’re soft and gooey to the extreme!

I left the batter plain – no mix-ins. It’s a purely brown sugary bar cookie, which lends itself to butterscotch even without the chips. Instead of using a 9×13″ pan, I used a 9×9″ so I could make two layers to create the gooey center.

Like all my gooey bars, the center of the bar is made using a ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk and some chips or candy of some sort. This recipe uses butterscotch chips…obviously. Simply sprinkle them on the base layer of blondie dough, pour the SCM over them, and press the rest of the blondie batter on the top.

When they bake, the outside of the bars get golden and a little crunchy and the center stays suuuuuuper gooey. Like, it’s almost like eating dough. Which is what I like the best about gooey bars in the first place!

Pretty much if you like gooey and you like butterscotch, you’re going to love these bars.

Butterscotch Blondie Gooey Bars - with bite missing
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Right? Gooey-wonderful-tastic. #getinmybelly

Butterscotch Blondie Gooey Bars

These are gooey to the extreme! If you like eating cookie dough, these blondie gooey bars are for you. A cup of butterscotch chips takes the flavor over the top!
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yield 16 bars
Serving Size


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” pan with foil and spray well with cooking spray.
  • Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (You can also use a hand mixer.) Mix for about 1-2 minutes until the butter and sugar is smooth. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder and salt, mix to combine, then slowly add the flour. Mix until smooth.
  • Press half of the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. This batter is VERY sticky. You’ll want to spray your hands with cooking spray first.
  • Sprinkle butterscotch chips and sweetened condensed milk over the top of the bottom blondie layer. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter over the top, spray your hands again with cooking spray, and press lightly to smooth out the top layer.
  • Bake for 27-33 minutes until the top is browned and not jiggly in the center. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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  1. do you think if i doubled the recipe and made these in a 13×9 it would be okay? how much longer do you think they would need to bake?

    1. That would work just fine! They’ll be a little thicker, but thicker is always better. 🙂 I would say they’ll take at least 25 minutes but even up to 40, so just keep checking after 25!

  2. Making these for the 2nd time in 4 days !! One of the best bars i’ve ever made!!! Thank you for this superb recipe!!!!

  3. Had to make these as soon as I saw the post. sooooo delicious. We even made them part of our Christmas cookie trade they were so good. They will definitely be happening again!

  4. Oh, I love butterscotch! The other day I found some GUITTARD butterscotch chips. I might be hoarding them,because.. well.. Guittard. If you ever see them you must get some! You will love them.

  5. Its always a dilemma for me whether or not to see the movie (or tv show) of a novel I really loved. Movies rarely live up to the visions I have in my head from reading, but sometimes, by some mysterious means, the picture on the screen is exactly like the picture in your head! As for these bars, you are right……we like gooey and we like butterscotch AND we are going to love these bars!

  6. Haha, me at every movie “do NOT get any water. Do NOT drink any water.” 🙂 I’ll take some of these blondies instead! Thick, gooey, ooey, butterscotch-y bars – you just cannot go wrong with SCM!

  7. These blondies look so gooey!! I am a big fan of butterscotch blondies, but my current favorite recipe doesn’t turn out this gooey AT ALL. I never would have thought to add condensed milk and butterscotch chips to the middle. Looks like heaven! 🙂