If you've ever been, currently are or have ever lived in the Northwest you will recognize the name of "See's Candy". This recipe is meant to be a copycat recipe of their butterscotch squares candy.
I thought this was a super easy recipe to follow and the end result was a super sweet, super yummy candy. Now, pay close attention because I don't say this very often. This candy is super SWEET. So cut the squares very small. I made mine about 1 inch square and literally had to eat it in sections with a break in between. You might be able to lesson the sweetness a little if you used a darker chocolate coating but overall I like the milk chocolate.
I think this is a great treat to serve at a party since it doesn't take more then a bite to get your sweet tooth fix. Overall, very yummy and I'm glad I tried it.
CopyCat Butterscotch Squares
Recipe from CrazyForCrust
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 ounces melting chocolate for dipping (like Candiquick or almond bark)
- Line a 9x9 or 8x8 inch pan with tin foil and then spray with cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the brown sugar, cream and butter. Stir until melted. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
- Use a candy thermometer to bring mixture to 236º, stirring occasionally. About 7-8 minutes.
- Turn the heat off and stir in the vanilla and salt. Whisk in the powdered sugar and pour into the prepared pan.
- Let set at room temperature for a few hours or up a day ahead of time.
- Remove the foil from the pan and use a large knife to cut the square into quarters. Now cut each quarter into small squares. Use a swift cut to avoid breaking pieces.
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions and then dip each square, tapping off the excess chocolate. Place on wax paper and chill to set.