The 10 Most Delicious Butterscotch Fudge Recipes


Butterscotch is a very popular sweet treat. To make butterscotch you only need two ingredients: brown sugar and butter. This sweet was first popular in Britain in the mid 19th Century in Yorkshire.

Butterscotch then became popular in America in the late 19th to early 20th Century. Some people do get confused between caramel and butterscotch, but the difference is the sugar that you use.

This is a very sweet flavor that is used in many sweet treats. 

In this article we have collected the 10 most delicious butterscotch fudge recipes for you to try. These recipes are suitable for beginners or advanced bakers and fudge makers. 

1. 3 Ingredient Butterscotch Fudge

This first recipe uses only three ingredients and comes from How To Make Easy Fudge. This recipe will give you a creamy and melt in your mouth butterscotch fudge, and all you need is a bowl and a microwave. No special equipment like a candy thermometer is needed.

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The ingredients that you need are sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and salt. The salt helps balance out the flavor, so your fudge doesn’t become sickly sweet. You can add in more extras to the mixture like toffee bits or chopped nuts for added tastes and textures. You can customize the recipe to your liking.

Step 1 – Add all your ingredients to a bowl and melt. Once they have melted together the mixture should start to thicken. There is a tip that if your mixture is looking greasy you must let the mixture rest for a short period of time. 

Step 2 – When the fudge mixture is ready you can pour it into your tin and let it set. 

A simple recipe that only uses a bowl and a microwave. Extremely easy for anyone to do, no matter their baking experience. 

2. 3 Ingredient Marbled Chocolate and Butterscotch Fudge

We couldn’t resist not giving you this chocolate and butterscotch recipe from The Bitter Side of Sweet. Not only does it look really impressive with marbled effect and only takes minutes to make. 

With only three ingredients, how could you resist trying this recipe? 

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The three ingredients are sweetened condensed milk, semi sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips

Step 1 – Heat the chocolate chip and sweetened condensed milk until they have combined. 

Step 2 – While the mixture is still hot you will stir in your butterscotch chip and then pour the mixture into the tin. 

Step 3 – Top with more butterscotch chips and let it set.

This fudge is easy to make and stirring in the butterscotch chips will make them slowly start to melt while the fudge sets. Therefore this gives you your marbled effect, which looks really impressive. 

3. Pecan Butterscotch Fudge

Pecan Butterscotch Fudge
Source: Yummly

This recipe does not use butterscotch chips, the butterscotch flavor comes from the brown sugar and butter that is used. This recipe comes from Sugar Salt Magic and makes 36 pieces, perfect for sharing or gift giving. This fudge has a smooth consistency with a dark color from the brown sugar. 

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This butterscotch recipe asks for sweetened condensed milk, dark brown sugar, glucose, unsalted butter, white chocolate and pecans

Step 1 – You need to combine the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose together, until the sugar has dissolved. 

Step 2 – Simmer until the mixture thickens slightly and then you can remove from the heat and add your chocolate and pecans. 

Step 3 – Pour your fudge into your tin and top with more pecans. 

As mentioned this fudge gets its butterscotch flavor from the combination of sugar and butter, just like when you create traditional butterscotch candy. A simple recipe that you will truly love.

4. Healthy Butterscotch Fudge

Even if you are watching what you are eating you can still enjoy some butterscotch fudge. This recipe is courtesy of The Healthy Mummy.

This healthy alternative only uses four ingredients, so it is very easy to make and uses ingredients you will probably already have in your cupboards. 

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This healthy alternative recipe uses almond butter or peanut butter, rice malt syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract.

Step 1 – In a saucepan you will combine all of these ingredients and bring to the boil, while stirring constantly. 

Step 2 – Once your mixture comes to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for a further two minutes while stirring. 

Step 3 – Now all you have to do is pour your mixture into your prepared tin or molds and let it set. There is an option to add sea salt on top of your fudge if you desire. 

Overall, this is a very simple recipe that just uses one pan and cuts away the calories. Each piece is only 106 calories. 

5. Traditional Butterscotch Fudge

A lot of butterscotch recipes out there use butterscotch chips, when the traditional way doesn’t. For those of you who want a more traditional butterscotch fudge recipe, then you don’t need to look any further. This traditional butterscotch fudge recipe comes from Very Best Baking. 

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This recipe uses sugar, evaporated milk, butter, marshmallows, butterscotch flavored morsels and chopped nuts. 

Step 1 – Prepare your tin.

Step 2 – Combine your sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes.

Step 3 – After the mixture has reached the correct consistency, you need to take the pan off the heat and stir in the marshmallows, nuts and morsels. 

Step 4 – Stir until the marshmallows have melted away. Now it’s time to let the fudge set. 

This fudge will be a big hit with your friends and family. Everyone will enjoy this traditional butterscotch fudge.

6. Salted Butterscotch Fudge

Our next recipe comes from Crazy For Crust, with their salted butterscotch fudge recipe. Sweet and salty has always been known as a winning combination, the flavors just work so well together.

This recipe is sweet from the butterscotch flavor and salty from salt that sprinkled on the top. This recipe also uses nuts within the fudge, but these don’t have to be added if you are allergic to them.

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To make this delicious recipe you need butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, sea/kosher salt and chopped pecans (these are optional). This is a very simple recipe to do. 

Step 1 – Combine the sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch chips together and heat on a low heat. 

Step 2 – Melt the chips slowly and once the mixture is smooth you can remove it from the heat. Now this is the time to add the pecans and vanilla.

Step 3 – Finally add the mixture into the tin and sprinkle salt over the top. 

This sweet treat is great to give as gifts to friends and family, or to have as a little after dinner treat. 

7. Peanut Butter and Butterscotch Fudge

Peanut Butter and Butterscotch Fudge
Source: Yummly

Sweet butterscotch with nutty peanut butter tastes incredible, in this smooth and rich fudge. This recipe comes from Yummly and only requires two ingredients. Thus, making this recipe perfect for any baker, but also inexperienced bakers as well. 

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The two ingredients that you require are smooth peanut butter and butterscotch chips. There is an optional extra of sprinkles that you can sprinkle on top but that is up to you. With only two ingredients, the recipe is very short and easy to do. 

Step 1 – Heating the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together, until they have combined together to form a smooth mixture. 

Step 2 – Pour this mixture into your tin and refrigerate until the fudge has set. 

A really easy recipe that tastes amazingly. This recipe is easy to achieve by professional and amateur fudge makers.

8. Harry Potter Butterbeer Butterscotch Fudge

For any Harry Potter fan, butterbeer is a well known drink that all fans love. This copycat Harry Potter butterbeer fudge comes from Princess Pinky Girl.

This fudge combined lovely white chocolate with delicious butterscotch flavors. This smooth fudge looks like a miniature glass of butterbeer, that all Harry Potter fans will love. This fudge only takes 5 minutes to create and can even be made with any little ones that want to help.

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 For this fudge, you will need butter, marshmallow creme/fluff, sweetened condensed milk, caramel ice cream syrup, white sugar, butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips

Step 1 – Heat together your butter, creme, milk, sugar and syrup together and let it boil. 

Step 2 – After four minutes add your butterscotch chip, remove from heat and stir until everything has melted. 

Step 3 – Now you can leave your butterscotch layer set, while you make your chocolate layer in the same way using white chocolate chips.

Once your fudge has set, you will have some butterbeer inspired butterscotch fudge that all Harry Potter fans will enjoy. 

9. Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge
Source: Delicious

You may think that chocolate and butterscotch might be a sugar overload and yet this fudge makes the perfect sweet treat. This recipe is courtesy of Delicious Magazine.

For these recipes, you’ll end up making a professional looking fudge that even the newest baker will be able to make. However, it does require a bit more effort than some of the other recipes on this list, but the outcome is completely worth it.

This fudge consists of two layers. Therefore when you bite into each piece you’ll be able to taste the butterscotch and the chocolate flavors every time. 

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For this recipe you’ll need: glucose syrup; caster sugar; double cream; unsalted butter; dark chocolate and light brown sugar

Step 1 – You start with the chocolate fudge first, by mixing together sugar, glucose, double cream, butter and chocolate together. You want everything to dissolve and combine together. 

Step 2 – Then you will bring the mixture to the boil and using a candy thermometer wait until the mixture reaches 117 degrees. 

Step 3 – Leave this mixture to cool. 

Step 4 – Once it has cooled, beat the mixture until it thickens and pour into your tin. 

Step 5 – Repeat this process with the butterscotch ingredients that are left. 

Step 6 – Once the mixture is ready you then pour this layer on top of the chocolate layer. 

This fudge is a great gift at Christmas and worth the time and effort. 

10. Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge

This recipe is something that you might not have expected, but this fudge is truly delicious. From Mom on TimeOut, this recipe will help you create a creamy and delicious fudge that is perfect for fall time.

When you take a bite of this fudge you first notice the pumpkin flavor and then the creamy butterscotch. The butterscotch also helps give the fudge as a whole a caramel like taste as well. 

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Quite a few ingredients are needed to make this recipe, including marshmallow creme/fluff instead of sweetened condensed milk. Alongside this canned pumpkin is used and a range of spices that compliment both the pumpkin and butterscotch flavors. As well as sugar, butter, half and half, vanilla and butterscotch chips

There may be a lot of ingredients but fairly simple to make, however you will need a candy thermometer for this recipe. 

Step 1 – Combine the sugar, half and half, pumpkin and butter to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Heat your ingredients to 235 degrees.

Step 2 – After that you add your butterscotch chips and marshmallow creme, until fully melted. 

Step 3 – Add the vanilla and pour into your tin.

This recipe might sound a bit more complicated, but it is easy to follow. However, a more experienced baker with a thermometer might be more suited to this recipe. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are butterscotch and caramel the same thing?

They may look and seem the same but there are some differences between both. Caramel is made using white sugar, while butterscotch is normally made with brown sugar.

Alongside this process of how either are made are different. What separates them is that the order that the ingredients are put in are different, which gives them both a different taste profile and color.

Therefore, butterscotch and caramel are similar but they do have differences that separate them apart from each other.

Are butterscotch and toffee the same thing?

Again this comes down to the sugar and the process you are using. Both use very similar ingredients, but if a sudden temperature shift happens to your mixture, this can then turn your butterscotch into toffee.

Butterscotch is normally a liquid, while toffee has a thicker and harder consistency. 

in summary

Butterscotch is a great flavor that millions of people love. We have given you the 10 most delicious butterscotch fudge recipes that you can make at home. They make great gifts, or keep them for yourself for a special treat.

There are recipes that suit all kinds of levels of experienced bakers and if you have no experience at all, there is still a recipe for you. Now you have 10 new recipes to try, that will produce delicious tasting butterscotch fudge. 

Katie Jones

Hi, my name is Katie Jones, and I own a fudge making business. I have been running the business for the last 3 years, and over this time, I have become quite the expert at perfecting my fudge making skills. Through this site, I will teach you everything there is to know about fudge, and how you can cook it perfectly.

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