Brownies with Butterscotch Drizzle

brownies-butterscotch Photo: Quentin Bacon


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly coat an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Melt butter with chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove pan from heat, and stir in sour cream, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well-combined. Stir in flour, salt, and chocolate chips.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake in middle of oven until a toothpick comes out clean (about 35 minutes).

4. Cool brownies in a pan; cut into 16 squares. Melt butterscotch chips in a small pan over low heat, stirring (about 4 minutes). Add milk, and whisk until smooth. Pour butterscotch into a ziptop plastic bag; snip end off one of the bottom corners. Stack brownies (2-4 in each stack); drizzle each stack with butterscotch.

    Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 39 minutes.
  • Yield: Makes 16 servings (serving size: 1 brownie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 179
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 24g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 35mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 60mg
Calcium per serving: 25mg

Good to Know

Using some bittersweet chocolate in addition to unsweetened chocolate helped us cut the sugar almost in half.

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