peanut butterscotch dessert

Exceedingly Delicious Butterscotch Dessert
Desperately Unhealthy!


Coconut Cobbler
In 20 Minutes

Make this awesome slice, a peanut butterscotch dessert

     Easy Recipes Rating: Simple

     Hands-On Time: 20 Mins

     Hands-Off Time: 15 Mins

For a tray with 40 squares of this dessert, you'll need:

For the slice:

  • 8 oz/ 250 gm butter
  • 2 c brown sugar measured loosely
  • 2 c plain flour
  • 2/3 c self raising flour
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

For the icing:

  • 4 oz/125 gm butter
  • 1 c brown sugar, measured loosely
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 c confectioners/ icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 360F/180C

In a roomy pot, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Stir to blend the mixture together well. Take it off the heat immediately when the butter melts.

Throw in all the other ingredients - the beaten egg, flours, and salted peanuts.  Mix in

Pour into a large rectangular baking dish. I use an oven proof pyrex dish suitable for serving at the table.

Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool before topping with the butterscotch layer.

To make the butterscotch icing:

In a pot, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Turn the heat down to low then add the confectioners/icing sugar and milk. Stir and break up the lumps. The gentle heat will help blend in the confectioners sugar.

When the slice is cool, spread the icing generously.

Chill to help the butterscotch firm.

Cut into 1 inch squares and enjoy as is or with cream and ice-cream

Tips From Easy Recipes
Peanut Butterscotch Dessert

  • We use heat to melt butter and sugar instead of the usual process of creaming. The heat helps to speed up the process of combining ingredients and the idea is not to cook the ingredients. We make all our cakes and cookies this way and have never used a cake mixer  - the best part is, it saves time and minimizes washing up.

  • I find the lightly salted peanuts brings out the flavor of the butterscotch slices.

  • Make the butterscotch topping only when you're just about to apply the topping. It is not a good idea to make the topping with the icing sugar well in advance as it will harden in the pot. It is best to leave this till when the slice has cooled.

  • Place the slice in the refrigerator to help cool it faster.  It's a good idea to cover with cling wrap to prevent spills dripping onto your baking. 

  • You may use crushed or whole peanuts. You'll find crushed nuts hold the slice together better than whole peanuts, but the whole ones give crunch and a firmer texture.

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Throw all the ingredients into the pot.

Now add the layer of butterscotch topping to the peanut slice.

Baked peanut slice before adding the butterscotch topping
Slices of our yummy butterscotch dessert

This peanut butterscotch dessert is unashamedly unhealthy, very delicious and incredibly easy to make.  From our collection of easy recipes, it's another one of our throw it all in the pot type yummy recipes.

I'm afraid this butterscotch slice does take more than 20 minutes from start to serve, but the hands-on time including making the butterscotch icing is only 20 minutes. This dessert recipe is so simple, you could throw it together as a mid-week treat for dessert.

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        Tools And Ingredients To Make This Butterscotch Dessert        

Oxo Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set of 3
Domino Super Fine Sugar
India Tree Caster Sugar

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