Easy Butterscotch Fudge

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple and quite delicious, no candy thermometer or "soft ball stage test" needed. I think the taste is better when made with butter, however, margarine may certainly be used. The way I cut mine, I get about 60 small pieces out of a pan. The recipe makes approx. 3 pounds. I cool my fudge in the fridge first to harden, then put back out in a sealed container at room temperature. This recipe is a modified version of the one found on the Kraft marshmallow creme jar. Time doesn't include cooling time; you can decide when it's ready.


  1. Combine sugar, butter (or margarine) and milk in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan.
  2. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium/medium-high heat, stirring.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in butterscotch chips until melted.
  5. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla; beat until blended.
  6. Pour into greased 13x9 inch pan.
  7. Let cool and serve.
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I made this tonight, and it came out great! I used a *scant* 3 cups sugar and my butterscotch chip bag was only 11 oz., but it was still so good that I couldn't stop "testing" it. ;) I used a heavy, stainless steel saucepan, and I followed the instructions exactly (which were very clear, by the way). Once the mixture boiled slightly, I set the timer for 5 minutes and stood there stirring the entire time with a wooden spoon. I was going to use an 8x8 pan, because I wanted thick fudge, but I ended up using a foil-lined, greased 9x12 pan, and it was perfect (it made tons!). I went on the Kraft site, just to compare, and I guess they had "updated" their fudge recipe. *Use this one. It works.* I boxed this up with some Chocolate Peppermint Bark - Christmas, and I am giving it as gifts to the mailman and our neighbor for the holidays. I can see how this would be easy to change flavors just by changing chips. This was my first attempt at making fudge, so thanks for a great recipe!

Greeny4444 December 08, 2009

I made this fudge yesterday.I followed the directions exactly, and it wouldn't set. I put it in the fridge for couple of hours and I couldn't cur because it was too soft.It tasted great but I ended up throwing it away.

julie o. December 19, 2011

Awful. Don't waste your money or time making this. It turned out powdery and awful consistency, even when following recipe exactly.

bdcountry December 16, 2010