Spiced Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

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This butterscotch fudge is a nice change from the more typical chocolate varieties. When I have a craving for a little sweet, this fits the bill.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 127 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook until a candy thermometer reaches 238° (soft-ball stage), stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in chips until melted. Stir in marshmallow creme, pecans if desired and vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Yield: About 3-1/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Spiced Butterscotch Fudge in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p138

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 127 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I made this candy yesterday, used mini marshmallows and added chocolate toffee bits. It is delicious. Will make again"

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