Hard Butterscotch Candy

Recipe by pastrytiff

Good 'old-fasioned' hard candy. Prep/cook time is and est. - it can vary with the day due to weather.

Top Review by P.Q. Butterfat

I agree with Sams_Rosie below - this is more like a toffee, albeit a very hard and glossy one. Kind of reminds me of Werther's Original. Very tasty and nice but not really what I was looking for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sugar, corn syrup, water and salt into saucepan.
  2. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Increase heat and cook until thermometer registers 250 degrees F, firm ball stage.
  4. Add butter; cook with occasional stirring until thermometer registers 300 degrees F (brittle stage).
  5. Remove from stove.
  6. Add vanilla extract.
  7. Pour into buttered shallow pan, making a layer 1/4 inch deep.
  8. While warm, crease into squares with a blunt knife.
  9. When cold, break into pieces.

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