Butterbeer Blondies

These are butterscotch and caramel bars, but I am really certain that they taste just like getting a Butterbeer from The Three Broomsticks. They are super rich, buttery, caramely and butterscotch. Just what you need to snack on during a Harry Potter Party, or while curled up reading a good book.

Hogwarts Butterbeer Dessert Recipe

Things have been a mixture of both crazy hectic and restful lately. My “To-Do” list is long and my calendar is full, but the weather has been utterly gorgeous lately and I find myself curled in a chair reading every chance I get. Our crazy schedule must be wearing Ladybug out, because she has been taking some epic naps this week (the other day she napped from 12:30 to 5!!!) 
Butterscotch Blondie Bars
Instead of taking care of things I should be doing, or need to be doing (like dishes and laundry), I find myself doing things that I want to be doing. Like planning someone’s second birthday party (two months early…) or reading an entire book in two days (I haven’t done that in so long, I love it!) 
Harry Potter Bar Recipe
I made these amazing bars for a bake sale that I helped out with last week. I have been wanting to make them for a while, and so I jumped at the chance to actually get in the kitchen and bake!  The bars themselves are perfect -gooey and soft. They make me want to go back and read the Harry Potter series again (for the 11th time) or at least have a marathon movie watching day (for the 85th time). After turning in all my bars for the bake sale, Joel and I snacked on the few crumbs and crusty edges I left for us, and were immediately sad that I gave them all away. I’ve already been asked told that I need to make these again, and soon. And I whole heartedly agree! In fact, I might make them again tomorrow! 
Butter Beer Blondies Bar Recipe

Butterbeer Blondies

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Ingredients (16 bars)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 TBSP caramel
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP milk
Preheat the oven to 325.
Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars and until smooth.
Add in the egg and beat for 1 minute.
Beat in the caramel and vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredents until just combined.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the butterscotch chips.
Evenly spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean (the inside will still be a little gooey), and the top is golden brown.
Transfer the dish to the top of a wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.


Whisk the powdered sugar and the milk together until it forms the right consistency.
Drizzle over the bars.
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(Recipe adapted from Sugarcrafter)


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    April 17, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    So glad you enjoyed the blondies! 🙂

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      April 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Tracy! I loved them, as I do everything you make! 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Yum yum yum! These look so great. This just may be my way to get my husband to finally watch the Harry Potter movies, a treat for each one he gets through!

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    April 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Oh, yum! These sound so good!

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    April 18, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Re: computer problems- that's the thing, my computer IS new- its only 3.5 months old.:/

    These look awesome and luckily, I can get online via my phone so I think I might make these tomorrow.

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    [Ness] Six One and Then Some
    April 18, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    I always wanted to know what Butter Beer tasted like, and I dare say I'm not alone. I'm toying with the idea of baking every brownie/blondie recipe I have and that would definitely make the cut.

    I did, however, get a chance to try Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (made by Jelly Belly) and the boy and I had a grand old time sitting there tasting them and spitting most of them out (the cut grass one tasted fine to me, but the earthworm one, not so much). Bit of a waste of money, but so much fun!

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    Kristen Chidsey
    August 31, 2016 at 1:02 AM

    Oh the never-ending to-do list. But you knocked it out of the park with these Jenni–what kids wouldn't want one, even if they aren't a Harry Potter Fan.

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    Pook's Pantry
    August 31, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Love these! Pinning for later!

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    Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
    August 31, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    These should be called crack bars, because I know once I make them I'm going to be addicted!

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    Kay Little
    September 1, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    You are so creative!!

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    September 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    What a gorgeous creation!

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