Butterscotch Taffy Recipe
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Butterscotch Taffy Recipe

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It's a good thing that this recipe isn't a lot of fuss— the soft tempting taffy goes so fast I sometimes don't even get to wrap the pieces!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 48 large marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 74 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, marshmallows, water and salt; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Add chips; stir until melted. Pour into a buttered 8-in. square dish; cool. Cut into 1-in. squares. Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Taffy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p39

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"the flavor of this taffy and the simplicity is amazing. but i found the texture to be a little bit like gum, maybe because i was looking for something like salt water taffy. so next time i make it and there will be a next time, i think i will increase the amount of butterscotch chips. i think that may solve my problem. I'll have to update my review if it works."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Great Recipe! Just remember to let it completely cool before cutting. Everybody loved it!! I will definelty be making this for the holidays and its great because I can make it a week before and it will keep perfectly in the fridge. LOVE IT!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This is a must make at Christmas time. I've been making them for years and my kids love them. Very easy to make, the most time consuming part is wrapping them. If there are any left over after the holidays, I pop them in the freezer and they will last for months. I have requests from my my kid's friends and my son has given them to teachers (bribery I think) and they've asked for more. You have to try them!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"The pros of this one: EASY. The cons: doesn't taste anything like taffy - tastes like you mixed marshmallows and butterscotch chips. The consistency isn't like taffy; it's closer to spongey than it is to that rubbery stretchy-ness of taffy, if that makes sense. In general, though, it's fast, easy, and edible. I took it to work and told folks it was taffy, got rather tepid reviews because most people have a certain expectation for taffy. So, I then told folks it was butterscotch candy, and it rec'd better reviews."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"I was hoping they'd be like see's candy 's butterscotch kisses! I even wrapped them the same :) they were good, similar, but kinda sticky."

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