Butterscotch brownies with peanut butter and chocolate morsels

casaveneracion.com Butterscotch brownies with peanut butter and chocolate morsels

When Sam found bags of Reese’s peanut butter morsels at Rustan’s Supermarket (Shangri-La Plaza) last Sunday, she insisted we buy one. I’m a huge fan of Reese’s chocolate peanut butter candies so it wasn’t hard to convince me.

Sam had a favor to ask though — please don’t bake the morsels until she came back home the following weekend. Sorry, baby, but I wanted to bake something for Daddy’s birthday (that’s today) and when I mentioned the idea of butterscotch brownies with peanut butter and dark chocolate morsels, well, he was smacking his lips like he could already taste it. But don’t worry because I used less than half of the peanut butter morsels.

Because I love nuts in my brownies, I added chopped roasted pecans to the batter. Of course, you’re free to substitute some other nut — walnuts, cashew nuts and, yes, peanuts, should be just as good.


  • 1 and 1/2 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 c. of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 c. of dark brown sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1/2 c. of peanut butter morsels
  • 1/2 c. of dark chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 c. of roasted chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • pinch of orange zest (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 7? x 11? baking pan with baking paper.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, orange zest and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  5. Add the flour mixture in three batches, mixing after each addition.
  6. Fold in the nuts, peanut butter morsels and dark chocolate morsels.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan (the batter will be heavy), scraping the sides of the mixing bowl. Smoothen the top for even thickness.
  8. Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool some more.
  10. Cut into two-inch squares.

Quick notes

I don’t usually mention brands unless the brand can make or break a recipe. This is one such exception.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

12 Responses

  1. rinz says:

    Thanks sa recipe. Easy and yummy. My 6 year old daughter can join whenever I bake some of your recipe. Bonding time na rin.

    And, please convey my warmest birthday greetings to Mr. Speedy. A blessed day to Veneracion family.

    • dewsi says:

      oh, happy birthday, Mr. Speedy!

      • lourdes says:

        hi, pls send me a recipe of the chocolate brownies the one that no need for baking. or any cookies i can do with my electric oven.thanks

        • Connie says:

          I’m sorry but there is no send-a-recipe feature in this blog. There is no customize-a-recipe-for-my-appliances either. :)

          • hi miss connie! would like to ask if you can teach me how to make buttrerscotch brownies in iloilo city from biscocho haus?

            hi miss connie! I would like to ask if you can teach me how to make butterscotch brownies made by biscocho haus in iloilo city they tasted really so delicious. Ive tried many recipes of butterscotch but it tasted different from biscocho haus. My brother love them so much i would like to bake it for him. Thanks miss connie.

          • I have a recipe for butterscotch brownies in the archive (just use the search bar) but if you want the specific recipe from Biscocho Haus, you’ll have to ask the owners. Things like that are highly guarded trade secrets.

  2. Pam says:

    Hi ms Connie..

    Will it make much difference if half cup of chunky peanut butter will used instead of morsels?

    Thanks! :)

  3. Anna says:

    Now I know where to get those peanut butter morsels. Thanks for sharing :)

    By the way, how much orange zest do you add? (It’s not in the ingredients list.) Thanks again.

  4. Connie says:

    I edited the list of ingredients. :)

  5. kenji says:

    hi connie,

    in case there is no brown sugar around, it should be okay right to use white sugar instead then just add maybe 1 tbsp of cocoa to darken the batter?

    btw, thanks for helping a lot of pinoys with ur blog. ur doing a very good job.

  6. Connie says:

    Whoa. Cocoa powder is bitter. The flavor will be different.

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