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May 9th is National Butterscotch Brownie Day in the United States.
Butterscotch brownies are a variant on the standard chocolate brownie – although they actually pre-date the chocolate brownie. One of the biggest differences between the butterscotch brownie and the chocolate brownie is that the former lacks chocolate, using vanilla as a substitute for the cocoa.
Butterscotch brownies are also known as blondies. Butterscotch brownies are made from butter, eggs, baking powder, brown sugar and flour, as well as the previously mentioned vanilla. They may include butterscotch, chopped nuts, such as walnuts and pecans, and chocolate chips. They are otherwise cooked in the same way as brownies.
The resulting blondie can also be topped with various different things, and is popular eaten in sundaes and topped with ice cream and butterscotch sauce.