Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies – These bars are loaded with chewy oats and creamy butterscotch chips! Two secret ingredients make these blondies perfect!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies

Butterscotch. You either love it or you hate it. Personally, I adore butterscotch. Especially when I can get my hands on one of those butterscotch flavored old-fashioned striped candy sticks they have in the little candy shops.  Now my husband? He could live without butterscotch IF it weren’t for these blondies. 

Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies

These blondies are pretty much perfect. Every ingredient has a purpose and does its job. Shelly over at Cookies & Cups has an awesome trick I’ve been dying to try out. She added toasted coconut to her blondies – yet they aren’t a “coconut blondie”. I tried it, I loved it, I’m totally hooked. Shredded coconut is another thing my husband doesn’t care for and he had no idea that there was any coconut in these blondies. So even if you think you are a coconut hater, DO NOT leave it out! It adds texture, moisture, and chewiness you do not want to miss.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies

The other key ingredient? Browned butter. If you have never used browned butter don’t fret – it’s a piece of cake. Seriously. You just melt the butter and then let it cook a little longer until it reaches a deep golden color. Done. So easy. And it adds so much flavor and goodness that you will wonder why you ever made anything with regular melted butter.

The last thing for these blondies that you must add is coarse sea salt. I have been wanting to try it out in my recipes for-e-ver and finally bought some last week. I used it in these butterscotch blondies and my reaction was basically this: Ohmygoshwherehaveyoubeenallmylife!? (dance around the kitchen with a fully cooked blondie in one hand, a half-licked clean beater in the other). So my point is, do it. Do the sea salt. You will not regret it!!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies

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These dense bars are loaded with chewy oats and creamy butterscotch chips! A couple of secret ingredients transform these into the BEST blondies you've ever tasted!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoons coarse sea salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips (found with the white and regular chocolate chips at the grocery store)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish/pan with nonstick foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Continue to cook 3-5 minutes until butter becomes a dark amber/golden color, and remove from heat. While butter is browning, add coconut flakes to a medium pan and cook over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes stirring throughout. When the flakes begin to brown, remove from heat. (Careful not to let them burn)
  3. In a large bowl combine browned butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add toasted coconut flakes and mix again until smooth. In another medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and oats and whisk to combine. Gradually stir flour mixture into wet ingredients until all ingredients are incorporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon milk to help bring mixture together. Gently stir in butterscotch chips.
  4. Press mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until mixture is set and top looks dry. Immediately after removing from the oven, sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and serving. Store in airtight container.



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Mmm, these look good! Pinned!

These look amazing, and your photography is terrific!

    Thank you so much Lori! 🙂 🙂

These will be the next thing I bake! Do you use sweetened coconut, unsweetened or does it matter?

    Hi Jesse! Most recipes call for unsweetened coconut but I’m gonna be honest, I always use sweetened coconut! Unsweetened coconut is harder to find and usually more expensive. Sweetened coconut always works great for me – so really either one will work in this recipe, it’s all up to you! 🙂

Mmm… butterscotch + oatmeal= Super delicious. I need to make these blondies!

My favorite thing to grill are jalapeno poppers! Jalapenos cut in half, stuffed with cream cheese, and wrapped with bacon. Boom. It’s all kinds of amazing.

My hubby & I love to grill a good steak!

I looooove butterscotch and coconut!! I cannot wait to try these. Thanks Tiffany!!

    Woo! We need to be better friends then cause I am a huuuuge fan of butterscotch and coconut!!! 🙂 🙂

I love to grill chicken and pork chops the most. Nice giveaway. Thanks.

I love your blondies too – the best!

    Thanks Liz!! 🙂

I can’t wait to try these blondes!! They look delicious.
Also, my favorite thing to grill is pork chops. Nothing better than a grilled pork chop with a baked potato!

There are people that don’t like butterscotch!?! Shocking. I LOVE the secret coconut ingredient! Yum!

Planning to make these as a teacher gift for my son’s preschool teachers.

    Oh your son is getting an A+++ for sure!!! 😉

These blondies look divine! And I think my favorite thing to grill is peaches. Sweet, grilled peaches on a summer’s day is absolute perfection.

    Oh I tried grilling peaches last summer for the first time and it was amazing! Don’t know how I waited so long to try it – peaches are my favorite fruit! 🙂

these look so yummy!

I just made these and they are awesome! They are my new favorite blondie. Nothing else comes close to these. One thing I noticed (but figured out easily enough) is the recipe does not say when to add the brown sugar. Thanks for a terrific recipe.

    Aren’t they addicting!?!? Thanks so much for the catch in the directions – I’ll update it!! 🙂

I made these yesterday and they are awesome! I haven’t had butterscotch anything for a long time and had forgotten how delicious it is. They are addicting though – there goes the diet!

I would like to try making these today. Can the coarse sea salt be substituted with another salt or should I go out and buy this salt? I have Morton’s fine table salt (I usually bake with this) and coarse Kosher salt in the house. Thanks.

    Sorry, I added my comment too soon. I just reread your post and it said we won’t regret using the sea salt so I think I’ll go buy it.

Do you use salted butter or unsalted butter?

    I used unsalted.

      These bars were very good! Thank you for a great recipe. We thought the sea salt was a great addition. Lately I love making bars instead of cookies so I’ll be looking at your other bar recipes.

I made these today. YUM!!! I omitted the coconut and they were still fabulous. My husband preferred his warm topped with vanilla ice cream!

    Oh I will take blondie warm with vanilla ice cream ANY DAY!!!!

Have made these twice and they are amazing! We love blondies in our house, and the toasted coconut is such an improvement. Making them tonight for the 3rd time substituting white and dark chips for the butterscotch for a change. Thanks so much:o)

With what can I replace butterscotch chips? I can’t find them anywhwrw 🙁

    You could use white chocolate chips instead of butterscotch chips. Butterscotch is definitely my favorite, I always find them near the regular chocolate chips!