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20 Recipes That Start with a Bag of Butterscotch Chips

Move over, chocolate chips! These butterscotch chip recipes pack a serious flavor punch.

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Monster Cookies

Bake these chewy monster cookies from start to finish in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, you already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen (like peanut butter and brown sugar). It’s one of the tastiest butterscotch chip recipes you can make!
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Butterscotch Apple Cake

"My family often requests this easy old-fashioned cake for get-togethers—especially in the fall," writes Beth Struble from Bryan, Ohio.

Minimal prep goes into this old-fashioned butterscotch apple cake. To prevent over-browning, cover the cake loosely with foil during the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking.


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Chewy Salted Peanut Bars

Butterscotch chips and dry roasted peanuts star in this ultra salty-sweet combo. Try not to overcook the homemade butterscotch sauce, otherwise the chewy salted peanut bars could lose their rich taste.
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Butterscotch Cake

I get lots of compliments and recipe requests whenever I make this eye-catching cake. The filling is similar to German chocolate cake. —Judy Lamon, Louisville, Tennessee

Of all the butterscotch chip recipes, butterscotch cake requires the closest attention to detail. When you pour the hot filling into the egg yolk, stir the mixture constantly before removing it from heat. This way, it won’t burn.


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Campfire Pancakes with Peanut Maple Syrup

My family loves eating s'mores around the campfire when we vacation at the lake. Campfire pancakes are my tribute to those happy times. —Cheryl Snavely, Hagerstown, Maryland

Campfire pancakes allow you to enjoy all the tastiness of a s’more—without the messiness of biting into one. Pro tip: when you see the bubbles start to pop on the pancake mix, it’s time to flip ’em over!


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Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

With its big butterscotch and chocolate flavor, my cookie stands out. I like to enjoy it with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. It’s my fallback recipe when I’m short on time and need something delicious fast. —Allie Blinder, Norcross, Georgia

If you’re pressed for time, look no further than these butterscotch toffee cookies. This recipe eliminates extra work by swapping homemade cookie dough with butter pecan cake mix. Fold in butterscotch chips to create a unique flavor for the final product.


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Pot of S'mores

Mom’s easy Dutch-oven version of the popular campout treat is so good and gooey. The hardest part is waiting for this to cool so you can devour it. Yum! —June Dress, Meridian, Idaho

Delight guests on your next camping trip with this hardy pot of s’mores. At the end of cooking, use a pair of tongs to lift the dutch oven’s cover and carefully check for doneness.


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Potato Chip Banana Bread Cookies

You might’ve never considered mixing potato chips, banana bread and cookies—especially while dreaming up butterscotch chip recipes. Baking these unusually delicious treats calls for traditional cookie mix ingredients. The only difference? Butterscotch chips and baked potato chips!
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Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding

Bread pudding fans just might hoard this yummy butterscotch version. Toppings like whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle make this dessert absolutely irresistible. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

Pour the ingredients of this butterscotch-pecan bread pudding recipe into a slow cooker before you run some errands. You won’t have to worry about it again until you return home, in about three hours!


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Texas Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've been making these sweets with my sister for years. —Karen Lemay, Seabrook, Texas

Texas tumbleweeds are a sweet and savory ode to the lone star state’s native tumbleweed plant. You’ll only need three ingredients and a microwave to recreate them, making this one of the simplest butterscotch chip recipes yet.


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Peanutty Candy Bars

These chewy, gooey bars surely won't last long. Good thing they're quick and easy to make!—Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin

Peanuts give the butterscotch and chocolate chip topping an enjoyable, textured taste on these peanutty candy bars. Give the homemade spread enough time to chill on each bar so it’s completely set.


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Choco-Scotch Marble Cake

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a friend. Teaming chocolate with butterscotch for a marble cake makes it more flavorful and colorful than the usual chocolate-vanilla combination. This rich family favorite is very moist and keeps well. -Pam Giammattei, Valatie, New York

Marble cake gets an upgrade in this choco-scotch marble cake recipe. Create the swirl pattern of a marble cake by cutting through the batter with a knife. While making the frosting, opt for unsweetened chocolate to keep the sweetness level in check.


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Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple and pear wedges. It holds up for up to two hours in the slow cooker. —Jeaune Hadl Van Meter, Lexington, Kentucky

Butterscotch fruit dip is best served warm with apples or pears. Only the butterscotch chips and milk are heated in the slow cooker, so hold off on stirring in the pecans and rum extract until those are done.


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Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping

This cake is a favorite of mine. I love the smell of the apples and butterscotch as it is baking. It fills the house with a perfect autumn aroma. —Sabrina Haught, Spencer, West Virginia

This upside-down apple cake with butterscotch topping recipe yields a perfectly sized dessert for post-family dinner, making six servings. You’ll need a 7-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet for this recipe.


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Butterscotch Brownie Mix

Most people have butter, eggs and vanilla on hand, and those ingredients are all you'll need to turn this mix into a pan of butterscotch brownies. —Macey Allen, Green Forest, AR

Layer the dry ingredients of the butterscotch brownie mix recipe into a glass jar and seal tight. You can store it up to three months, or gift it to a friend. The only additional ingredients needed are butter, eggs and vanilla extract.


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Butterscotch Pumpkin Fudge

Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Fall-flavored fudge just got better! When baking butterscotch pumpkin fudge, have a candy thermometer at the ready to ensure the consistency is correct. Constantly stir the ingredients while heating so the mixture doesn’t harden too early.


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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Savor the rich flavors of fall with this homey loaf you can bake up in the slow cooker. Butterscotch chips add a sweet surprise. —Erica Polly, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Experienced bread baker or not, anyone can make this fast-tracked slow cooker pumpkin yeast bread recipe. Cook until your thermometer reads 190° to 200°, about three hours.


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Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

Kids can definitely help bake these bite-sized butterscotch rum-raisin treats using a microwave and spoon. Freeze treats for later in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper.
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Butterscotch-Toffee Cheesecake Bars

I took a cheesecake bar recipe and added a new flavor combo to transform it! The butterscotch and toffee really taste divine here. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Butterscotch chips and butterscotch pudding mix completely revamped a basic cheesecake bar recipe. These butterscotch-toffee cheesecake bars are pretty to look at, too.


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Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

This two-step recipe can be ready in just 15 minutes. Stir crispy chow mein noodles into a melted butterscotch and chocolate mixture, then refrigerate to make these chocolate butterscotch haystacks. It’s one of the easiest butterscotch chip recipes you can make!

Taylor Murphy
Taylor is a food, parenting and health writer. When she's not writing about the newest Oreo flavor or her favorite kitchen appliance, she can be found searching for her next coffee fix or taste-testing recipes with her daughter.