Butterscotch Candy

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling


1 pound

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
The old-fashioned flavor of these butterscotch candies appeals to kids of all ages. My family can't stop eating them!


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve any sugar crystals.
  3. Uncover; cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat. Pour into prepared pan without scraping the saucepan; do not spread mixture.
  4. Cool for 1-2 minutes or until candy is almost set. Using a sharp knife, score into 1/2-in. squares; cool completely. Break squares apart. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 22 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.