Butterscotch blondies are a fully loaded, rich, and decadent blondie batter filled with butterscotch chips and toasted walnuts.
After a great Traeger dinner, we need a great Traeger dessert. These butterscotch blondies are baked in a cast iron skillet right on the Traeger. I top the whole thing with heaping scoops of rich vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and extra butterscotch chips for the ultimate sweet tooth satisfier.
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Basic Blondie Ingredients
Similar to a brownie, a blondie is a rich and dense baked dessert. To achieve the gooey and moist texture that separates blondie batter from cake batter, we are using less flour and have a higher ratio of eggs and butter.
So, to bake these blondies, you will need:
- light brown sugar
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
- baking powder
- all purpose flour (I use a measure for measure gluten free)
- butterscotch chips
- walnuts (optional)
I love to serve the blondie as a fully loaded sundae with good vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, extra butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts. This dessert is not for the faint of heart.
Blondie Baking Supplies and Kitchen Items
Next up, let's talk supplies. With any kind of baking, we will either need a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand held mixer. I always opt for my stand mixer.
We are baking these blondies in a 9" cast iron skillet. Serving food out of cast iron is charming and special. Goes with my down-home vibe. This skillet bakes to perfection in a Traeger grill and it makes for easy clean up. If you prefer to bake this in the oven, read the modifications below.
Butterscotch Blondie Recipe
- 1 Traeger Grill
- 1 9" cast iron skillet
- 1 stand mixer or large mixing with hand mixer
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoon unstalled butter room temperature
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- ½ cup chopped walnuts lightly toasted
- vanilla ice cream
- caramel sauce
- whipped cream
- extra butterscotch chips
- Preheat your Traeger Grill to 325F.
- Start by adding room temperature butter and light brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream the sugar and butter together using the paddle attachment until the ingredients have combined completely.
- Next, add the eggs one at a time. Turn the mixer on low to combine. After the first egg has mixed in completely, add the second egg.
- Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Turn the mixer on low to combine again.
- Now it's time for the dry ingredients. Add ¾ cup of flour, the salt, and baking powder. Turn the mixer on low to combine all of the ingredients.
- Remove the bowl from the stand mixer.
- In a separate bowl, combine the toasted walnuts, butterscotch chips, and the other ¼ cup of flour. Stir them together so that the walnuts and butterscotch chips are evenly coated with the flour. This step prevents the butterscotch chips from falling to the bottom of the blondie batter while they bake.
- Using a spatula, gently fold in the butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts to the blondie batter.
- Pour the blondie batter into a 9" cast iron skillet.
- Once the Traeger has reached 325F, place the cast iron skillet on the grates in the center and close the lid. Cook the blondie on the Traeger with the lid closed for 1 hour. Check for doneness by poking a toothpick into the blondie. If the toothpick comes out clean, the blondies are done.
- Remove the blondies from the Traeger and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Serve the blondie family style out of the skillet with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
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Butterscotch Blondie Recipe Modifications
-When I make these for us at home, I actually use gluten free flour. However, there is such a little amount of flour, the difference in texture is undetectable.
- You can sub out the butterscotch chips and walnuts for other fun mix-ins including: m&ms, milk or white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, or pecan pieces.
-To bake these in a conventional oven instead of a Traeger adjust the temperature to 350F and bake for 45 minutes.