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Butterscotch Hard Candy Recipe

Butterscotch Hard Candy Recipe

I love making this classic butterscotch recipe. We think these irresistible bites are better than the store-bought variety... and they sure don't last long! —Darlene Smithers, Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Directions

  • 1. Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat without stirring. Cook, uncovered, until a candy thermometer reads 270° (soft-crack stage). Add the butter, honey, salt and extract; stir constantly until the mixture reaches 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Pour into prepared pan without scraping; do not spread. Cool for 1-2 minutes or until the candy is almost set. Score into 1-in. squares; cool completely. Break squares apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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jinnymae
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"Extremely good! Very easy to make, like the it contains honey."

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Linda
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

"Made it and love it."

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randcbruns
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Love these butterscotch hard candies. This recipe is so easy to make and it comes our prefect every time. I love the rich butterscotch flavor that they have."

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CherieRN
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Good directions, and the candy has fabulous flavor and texture! Definitely will make this again!"

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marshelle
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I have made this candy several times. It never fails to amaze me how smooth and rich tasting these butterscotch squares are with how simple they are to make. Don't hesitate to make this candy. It is delicious!"

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