December 30, 2013

Butterscotch Squares

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)
Cooking Directions
  1. Line a 9x9 or 8x8 inch pan with tin foil and then spray with cooking spray.
  2. 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.  
  3. Use a candy thermometer to bring mixture to 236º, stirring occasionally.  About 7-8 minutes.  
  4. Turn the heat off and stir in the vanilla and salt.  Whisk in the powdered sugar and pour into the prepared pan. 
  5. Let set at room temperature for a few hours or up a day ahead of time. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 

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