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23 Easy Recipes With Butterscotch Chips

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, buttery, and scrumptious, you’re in the right place. These recipes with butterscotch chips are all that and more! 

I love butterscotch. It has the richest, most incredible flavor.

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It’s a shame how it doesn’t get as much love as chocolate chips do. That’s what inspired me to compile a list of recipes with butterscotch chips.

I have recipes for all kinds of desserts here, from cookies and cakes to brownies and blondies, and so much more.

If you like the combo of sweet, salty, and buttery flavors, then these sweets are calling out your name.

Don’t even bother picking a favorite – all of them are a must-try!

1. Butterscotch Cookies

These butterscotch cookies are crispy on the edges. However, they’re ridiculously soft and chewy in the centers.

They’re full of butterscotch flavor and take just 30 minutes to make. My family finds them especially tasty around the holidays. 

2. Butterscotch Bars

Soft and chewy butterscotch bars are mouthwateringly delectable. Every bite explodes with brown sugar and butterscotch flavor. 

It’s hard to imagine that something with so few ingredients could be so good.

After all, the taste is so warm and rich; it has so much depth. It seems like there must be a ton of stuff in the mix.

Fortunately, though, you’ll need nothing more than standard baking ingredients – butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, etc. 

Add a touch of vanilla and plenty of butterscotch chips, and you’re set.

3. Butterscotch Blondies

Butterscotch blondies look somewhat like the butterscotch bars above. They even have a similar texture and taste. 

Besides adding granulated sugar, the two recipes are practically the same! So, why did I add two recipes with so much in common? 

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Simple. Because this one also has a recipe for butterscotch sauce. And trust me when I say you don’t want to miss out on that.

It’s sticky, indulgent, and so good that you’ll want to add it to everything. 

4. Butterscotch-Apple Cake

Looking for a dessert that’ll make your guests weak in the knees? You’ve got to check out this recipe for butterscotch apple cake. 

It’s dense and crumbly, covered in sticky caramel and whipped cream. Its flavor is absolutely out of this world. 

If you think caramel and apples go well together, just wait. Adding butterscotch into that combo makes it about ten thousand times tastier. 

5. Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars

These easy-to-make bars are exceptionally chewy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They have a super soft, almost fudge-like consistency. 

Additionally, the marshmallows and melted butterscotch and chocolate make them a little gooey (in the best possible way!).

In short, these are incredible, but cut them into small pieces. They’re very rich, so a little goes a long way.

6. Butterscotch Peanut Bars

I don’t know if these should be called cookies, bars, or candy. They pretty much fit in any of those descriptions. 

They look like Payday bars and have that same chewy/crunchy consistency. The taste is different, though; it’s sweeter, more indulgent. 

There’s some saltiness from the peanuts, but not much. These are definitely sweet treats.

Best of all, you’ll need just five ingredients to make them. That’s always a plus. 

7. Butterscotch Cupcakes

If these light, fluffy cupcakes aren’t enough to make you say ‘Mmmmmm,’ then nothing is. Just one bite of these decadent confections will make you groan with pleasure. 

The soft, spongy butterscotch cupcake layer is yummy enough on its own. Once you top it with rich vanilla buttercream, it’s a whole new beast. 

Add the homemade butterscotch sauce to the top, and it’s game over. These go from ‘yummy enough’ to downright addictive. 

8. Butterscotch Cake

Have you ever bitten into a cake so soft it was like biting into a cloud? That’s how this butterscotch cake feels – light and airy. 

The cake layer is subtly sweet and hard to resist. Top it with homemade butterscotch frosting to make it even better.

Everyone will love the warm, honeyed flavor of butterscotch.

9. Butterscotch Fudge

Two- and three-ingredient fudge is a holiday staple in my house. Peanut butter, chocolate, caramel: we make it all.

This recipe allowed me to add butterscotch to my already extensive list. 

All you’ll need are butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract.

You can add a dash of salt if you like, but it isn’t required. A bit of sea salt on top works just as well.

You can have them ready in about 10 minutes. Just be sure you reserve at least a couple of hours. That gives them time to set properly in the fridge.

10. Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes

Pumpkin, butterscotch, pancakes – when I say that’s all you need to know, I’m not lying.

Those three words are enough to evoke images of fluffy, flavorful masterpieces. And that’s precisely what these are. 

11. Scotcheroos

Basically, these are Rice Krispie treats. However, they have chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter added for extra flair.

Their taste is more complex and decadent. Though, they still retain all the crunchy gooeyness of genuine Rice Krispie treats.

12. Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

I know some people would disagree. However, to me, super soft cookies are the best cookies. These cookies are beyond super soft. 

They’re so soft that they’ll fall apart if you don’t pick them up the right way. Then, they’ll start to melt the moment they hit your tongue. They’re impossibly soft. 

And they’re studded with butterscotch chips and toffee bits. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like heaven to me.

13. Butterscotch Banana Bread

This recipe gives you the typical dense, moist banana bread. However, instead of adding walnuts or chocolate chips, you’ll use butterscotch. 

It gives the bread a warmer, more buttery flavor. Serve it with a big glass of ice-cold milk. Everyone who tries it will want another slice.

14. Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

These crumbly cookies feature crunchy edges and chewy centers. They have the same consistency as any good oatmeal cookie. 

However, these have added chunks of butterscotch chips. They’re also gently spiced with cinnamon, making them smell as good as they taste. 

Try these once, and you’ll never want plain oatmeal cookies again.

15. Butterscotch Brownies

Okay, embarrassing admission time. I’m not going to tell you how old I was exactly. However, I will say this much. 

I was far too old before I realized that brownies didn’t have to be chocolate.

I know; I know. It’s crazy, right?

Of course, there are other types of brownies. To me, though, brownies were always chocolate. 

I’ve never been so glad to learn something new because these butterscotch brownies are BOMB.

The fact that they require only eight ingredients doesn’t hurt, either.

16. Loaded Butterscotch Cheesecake

This gorgeous orange cheesecake is perfectly luscious. It’s the smoothest, creamiest cheesecake you’ll ever try. 

It’s also delightfully tangy, though not as much as some cheesecakes. The butterscotch and heavy cream make it sweeter than most.

If you’re looking for something truly indulgent, give this one a try. 

17. Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Need a new, easy-to-make dessert for fall? Check out this recipe for pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips. They’re pillowy soft and full of flavor. 

Even better, you can make more than two dozen small cookies in about 30 minutes.

Whip them up for your next Halloween party. They’re sure to be one of the biggest hits of the evening. 

18. Haystacks

These three-ingredient haystacks are a must-have for any holiday occasion. They’re wonderfully crunchy with just enough salt to offset their sweetness.

Some people make them with chocolate or white almond bark. For my money, though, butterscotch is the only way to go. 

19. Butterscotch Pie

In the mood for butterscotch overload? Butterscotch pie can take care of that. It features a crunchy, flaky pie crust and a strong butterscotch flavor. 

There’s butterscotch in the pie filling and the glaze. Heck, you’ll even cover it in extra butterscotch chips when it’s ready! 

If that isn’t enough butterscotch to satisfy you, I’m not sure what would be.

20. Butterscotch Spice Crinkle Cookies

Delicately spiced and full of butterscotch flavor, these cookies have it all. They’re crinkly, crumbly, and crunchy, with chewy, melt-in-your-mouth centers.

The powdered sugar coating is the final touch on an already lovely cookie. Plus, the ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon make them ideal for the holidays.

21. Homemade Popcorn With Butterscotch

Move over caramel corn! Butterscotch popcorn is here to stay. It’s just as scrumptious as the caramel stuff, only with a buttery butterscotch flavor. 

Add in some mixed nuts for a bit of salty contrast. If you enjoy Cracker Jacks or Fiddle Faddle, you’ll appreciate this recipe, too.

22. Salted Butterscotch Bars

Here’s a sweet and salty treat that everyone will love. You’ll barely have to chew these soft, fudgy bars. 

And honestly, that’s a good thing. You won’t want to chew them. These taste so incredible that you’ll want to put them in your mouth and savor them.

23. Salted Butterscotch Ice Cream

This creamy, no-churn ice cream takes just 30 minutes to make. You won’t need an ice cream maker or any special equipment, either. 

You can quickly whip it up with items you already have in your kitchen. It has a wonderful, bright, sweet flavor that combines raspberries and butterscotch. 

You’ll also add chopped pecans and garnish it with some sea salt. This spectacular ice cream has tons of different flavors in every bite.

It’s one of my favorite ways to cool down on a hot day.

23 Ways to Bake with Butterscotch Chips

Elevate your desserts with the sweet ‘n salty treat that is butterscotch chips! From cookies & cakes to brownies & blondies, these sweets won’t disappoint.


  • Butterscotch Cookies

  • Butterscotch Bars

  • Butterscotch Blondies

  • Butterscotch-Apple Cake

  • Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars

  • Butterscotch Peanut Bars

  • Butterscotch Cupcakes

  • Butterscotch Cake

  • Butterscotch Fudge

  • Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes

  • Scotcheroos

  • Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

  • Butterscotch Banana Bread

  • Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

  • Butterscotch Brownies

  • Loaded Butterscotch Cheesecake

  • Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

  • Haystacks

  • Butterscotch Pie

  • Butterscotch Spice Crinkle Cookies

  • Homemade Popcorn With Butterscotch

  • Salted Butterscotch Bars

  • Salted Butterscotch Ice Cream


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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