Favorite Butterscotch Candy Recipes

The distinctive taste of caramelized sugar and butter shine in these butterscotch recipes. Some of these recipes feature homemade butterscotch, while others call for butterscotch chips or hard candy. They're perfect for the butterscotch lover in your life!

  • 01 of 09
    Butterscotch Chews
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Butterscotch Chews are made with brown sugar and butter to produce a rich, chewy candy that has the classic taste of butterscotch with a firm caramel texture. These are even more decadent when dipped in dark chocolate.

  • 02 of 09
    Butterscotch Haystacks
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Butterscotch Haystacks are crunchy candies featuring the great taste of toasted coconut and smooth butterscotch chips. Finish them with a drizzle of chocolate to add a finished look and delicious semi-sweet flavor.

  • 03 of 09
    Butterscotch Drops
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    This recipe for Butterscotch Drops produces a hard candy that has the classic butterscotch taste. If you don't want to make the candy into drops, you can pour it into a greased 9x9 pan and break it into small pieces once it is set.

  • 04 of 09
    Butterscotch Peanut Crispy Bars
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

     Butterscotch Peanut Crispy Bars are crunchy rice crispy squares packed with peanut flavor and topped with a mixture of chocolate and butterscotch chips. The light, crispy texture and sweet-salty flavor combination make a great snack or a light treat.

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  • 05 of 09
    Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge tastes like fall! Pumpkin puree and spices provide a warm, comforting pie flavor, while sour cream and butterscotch add a sweet, tangy undertone.

  • 06 of 09
    Potato Chip Clusters
    Elizabeth LaBau

     Sweet and salty flavors collide in these easy Potato Chip Clusters. Butterscotch chips hold together a delicious mix of potato chip pieces, peanuts, and dried cranberries

  • 07 of 09
    Butterscotch Truffles
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    These luscious butterscotch chocolate truffles combine the decadent taste of bittersweet chocolate with rich butterscotch chips and the deep flavor and satisfying crunch of crushed butterscotch hard candy.

  • 08 of 09
    Butterscotch Nut Fudge
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc

    This easy recipe combines butterscotch chips, marshmallow cream, and crunchy nuts to produce a smooth, sweet fudge with an intense butterscotch flavor. I like to make this with macadamia nuts, but any roasted, salted nuts will work well.

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  • 09 of 09
    Butterscotch Chow Mein Drops
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    These fast drop candies get their crunch from fried chow mein noodles and their sweet nutty taste from butterscotch chips mixed with a generous dollop of peanut butter.