Butterscotch Fudge

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Butterscotch fudge is a simple treat you’ll make again and again. It makes a great party treat or gift for family and friends.

Butterscotch Fudge Photo

Sometimes it’s the most simple of flavors that tempt our taste buds. For me, that flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH.

I don’t bake nearly often enough with this flavor. If I did, I probably would weigh twice as what I do now because I have zero self-control when it comes to butterscotch-flavored desserts.

As I was wracking my brain about what my next fudge recipe should be… BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE just kept jumping out at me.

I wanted to come up with something fun, and festive, and maybe add nuts, or chocolate, or sprinkles, but you know what? This simple (possibly boring looking) fudge is perfect.


It doesn’t need anything drizzled over the top. No chunky nuts to chew on. And it definitely doesn’t need sprinkles. The rich flavor of butterscotch is absolutely perfect.

I may or may not have had a slight problem with over-eating when it came to this treat, which is why I enlisted my friends on facebook to help out! One simple shout out “FREE FUDGE TO GOOD HOME” was all I needed to do to share the love of this delicious dessert with my friends.

Within the hour I was able to rid my home of this treat. But between you and I, (well, and I guess the internet), I kept a little bowl in the back of my fridge for later.

Butterscotch Fudge Picture

A few notes about making fudge:

  • Have all your ingredients on hand before starting. Line an 8inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add your butterscotch morsels and marshmallow cream to a mixing bowl before starting (no need to stir, just dump them in there).
  • When you boil your sugar, cream and butter mixture bring it to a ROLLING BOIL. No need for a candy thermometer, just set a timer for 4 minutes. Stirring constantly, continue to boil.
  • After 4 minutes, pour this hot mixture over your butterscotch and marshmallow. Using an electric mixer, blend until smooth (and butterscotch is melted). Mine takes about 1 minute. Immediately pour into prepared baking dish.
  • REFRIGERATE for 3-4 hours until firm. Slice and enjoy. This can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, however, I LOVE the butterscotch flavor chilled!

Who will YOU make this fudge for today?

Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes!

Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

      64 Servings


  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Cream
  • 11 ounces Butterscotch Chips


  1. Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare your mixing bowl by adding the marshmallow cream and butterscotch morsels. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar, cream, butter and salt. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for a full 4 minutes (ROLLING BOIL). Remove from heat.
  4. Immediately pour hot mixture over marshmallow and butterscotch morsels in mixing bowl. Using your electric mixer, blend until smooth (and butterscotch is melted, about 1 minute). Pour into prepared baking dish.
  5. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm. Cut into small pieces and enjoy.


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Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.