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Butterscotch Fudge

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This creamy butterscotch fudge recipe brings a classic flavor to life and creates a delicious treat with a soft and rich texture.
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  1. Butterscotch Fudge Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Butterscotch Fudge Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This easy-to-make rich butterscotch fudge recipe will have you licking your fingers and looking for more. This delicious treat is the perfect way to sweeten up your days with the rich, creamy flavor of butterscotch pairing perfectly with the smooth texture of fudge.

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Butterscotch Fudge Ingredients

Butterscotch Fudge raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 2 (11-ounce) packages of butterscotch morsels (chips)
  • 1 (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

PRO TIP:

Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk, for this sweet treat. The fudge will not set if evaporated milk is used.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

NUTS: You can add chopped nuts to this easy fudge recipe. Add up to a cup just before you spread the fudge mixture into the pan.

How to Make This Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

STEP ONE: Line an 8×8-inch square pan with parchment paper and set it aside.

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The parchment paper makes clean-up a snap, plus it makes it much easier to remove from your pan when it’s time to slice into squares.

STEP TWO: Add the butterscotch morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and salt to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl. 

PRO TIP:

You can omit the ¼ teaspoon of salt, but that tiny amount of salt keeps the fudge from being overpoweringly sweet. You can also reduce the salt to ⅛ teaspoon.

STEP THREE: Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until completely melted and smooth.

Butterscotch Fudge ingredients microwaved in 30 minutes intervals in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Evenly spread the butterscotch fudge mixture into the prepared pan. 

PRO TIP:

To help cut this easy butterscotch fudge after chilling, score a grid on the top of the fudge when it is barely set but still warm.

butterscotch fudge spread into the baking dish

STEP FIVE: Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until firm. Slice into 25 servings (5×5-inch slices) before serving.

using a knife slice fudge blocks into 25 serving slices on a wooden board

How To Serve

This delightful fudge would be a welcome treat year-round, especially during the holiday season. Add to a decorative gift box along with our tiger fudge and old-fashioned peanut butter fudge.

For even more fudge recipes, we think you should check out our key lime fudge and cotton candy fudge.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this creamy fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the butterscotch fudge in a sealed container for up to 3 months. Allow the fudge to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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This 3-ingredient butterscotch fudge is one of the most heavenly things you will taste. It’s sweet, creamy, and melts in your mouth. Perfect for sharing or keeping all to yourself, you’ll love this tasty treat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I fix grainy fudge?

If your homemade fudge turned out grainy, it could be because you heated the butterscotch chips up too fast. You can add a dash of water and mix well to help bring it back to a smooth consistency.

Does the fudge need to be refrigerated?

This easy recipe does need to be refrigerated, otherwise, it will get too soft sitting on the counter.

How do I slice chilled fudge easily?

To easily slice the fudge, dip a large sharp flat knife in boiling water, dry it completely and cut one long slice (the heat will help the blade to glide through).

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This creamy butterscotch fudge recipe brings a classic flavor to life and creates a delicious treat with a soft and rich texture.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 25

Ingredients
  

  • 22 ounces butterscotch morsels (chips)
  • 14 ounces condensed milk, sweetened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Add the butterscotch morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and salt to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until completely melted and smooth.
  • Evenly spread the butterscotch fudge into the prepared baking dish.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until firm. Slice into 25 servings (5×5-inch slices) before serving.

Notes

  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk, for this sweet treat. The fudge will not set if evaporated milk is used.
  • The parchment paper makes clean-up a snap, plus it makes it much easier to remove from your pan when it’s time to slice into squares.
  • You can omit the ¼ teaspoon of salt, but that tiny amount of salt keeps the fudge from being overpoweringly sweet. You can also reduce the salt to ⅛ teaspoon.
  • To help cut this easy butterscotch fudge after chilling, score a grid on the top of the fudge when it is barely set but still warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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