Butterscotch Candy

Butterscotch Candy


"My kids didn't think it possible to make butterscotch candies. This proved them wrong!"


45 m servings 30 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



  • Calories:
  • 30 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 19 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Generously butter a 10x15 inch baking pan (with sides).
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, butter, white sugar, water, vinegar and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove lid and heat, without stirring, to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads. Pour in vanilla, but do not stir. Remove from heat and pour into prepared pan. Let cool slightly before cutting into squares and allowing candy to cool completely.
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  1. 31 Ratings


I think the pan size is stated wrong for this recipe (10x15) as the candy only filled about half the space. Next time I would use 11x7 glass dish, which would make for more even candy sizes as ...

Fantastic recipe, thanks! My four year old loves this candy. The recipe requires little in the way of tending and the finished product is of sufficient texture to be broken by hand.

Great recipe and easy to make. I didn't use the vinegar but it came out fine. I didn't need to check if i cooked it long enough because when it all is golden brown to brown it is ready. Thanks. ...

One reviewer said the temp needs to be at 240 degrees and this is incorrect. That temp will produce a chewy-praline like consistency. Butterscotch candy needs to be stirred constantly as the h...

This is not a good recipe for butterscotch. It has no taste and smells awful.

I attempted this recipe 3 times. The first time i put it in a pot that was too large and it burned (my fault!). The second time I put it in a smaller pot. I waited for the candy thermometer to r...

This is a great recipe from scratch! If it does not turn out correctly, it is an error on the cooks part, not the recipe. We cut it with buttered shears into bite sized pieces and then shake in ...

very good recipe. the only thing that went wrong for me is that i couldn't cut it very well. i ended up breaking it with my hands. odd shapes, but it still tasted wonderful.

Smelled like it was burning, and when it was cooled off it tasted burnt. I will not use this recipe again.