Candies, Desserts, Gluten Free and/or Paleo, Holidays

Homemade Butterscotch Candy

October 29, 2011


I’m sure many of you are Halloween fanatics.  You love everything about Halloween – The treats, the dressing up, the spooky decorations.  I’m sorry to say that I am not one of them.  It’s just never been my thing.  Don’t make a weird face, or look at me differently, please, please, pretty please :).  It’s just how I have always been.  No biggie!
Don’t think I’m one of those people that shut off the lights, block the door of our house, and act like were not home on Halloween.  This is not the case.  We pass out candy to the kids and have a fun night in.  That is how we celebrate :).
But for all those Holloween fans, I still wanted to create something for you.  Holloween is surrounded around candy.  It wouldn’t be the same if you went to a house and instead of candy you received a piece a fruit, or a ruler, or something totally weird.  Kids want candy.  Let’s just give it to them!
I made you homemade butterscotch candy.  Yum!  Candy making could be intimidating so I wanted to make a candy that was easy and anyone could do it at home.  Butterscotch was the answer.  
It really is much easier than I thought it would be.  All you do is combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, and a couple more smaller ingredients into a saucepan.  Heat the mixture until it reaches 280 degrees Fahrenheit, add baking soda, and then pour the mixture into a baking sheet.  After it hardens, break it up into small pieces and your done!  See not that bad.  Pretty simple.
If you’re looking for a homemade candy treat, look no further!  I loved the butterscotch candy so much, I made toffee candy the next night.  It was just as tasty!  I will show you that treat soon :).

Homemade Butterscotch Candy
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Makes: About 18×13 square broken into pieces
2 cups Brown Sugar
½ Corn Syrup
¼ Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup Water
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Cornstarch
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Bean Paste (or 1½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract)
¼ tsp. Baking Soda
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then generously grease the paper.  Set aside until needed.
In a large saucepan whisk together the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, salt, cornstarch, and vanilla.  Place the pan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has melted.  Increase the heat to medium-high and heat the mixture until it reaches 280 degrees F.  Immediately remove the pan from stove and whisk in the baking soda. 
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking sheet.  Carefully move the pan from side-to-side to thin the butterscotch until it reaches the end.
Allow the candy to sit until completely hardened.  Carefully break the large piece of butterscotch into small pieces.  Place into a sealed bag or container until ready to enjoy.
Recipe from Sugar Baby

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  • michele October 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    love it….i just made almond roca with my friend last week, and it was very similar!!!

  • Natalie October 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Looks really good! Yummy!

  • Jake August 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    The Corn Syrup and Unsalted Butter do not have measuring units next to the ingredients.
    I assume those are 1/2 and 1/4 cups respectively?