Hard Butterscotch Candy

"Good 'old-fasioned' hard candy. Prep/cook time is and est. - it can vary with the day due to weather."
 
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photo by Angie L. photo by Angie L.
photo by Angie L.
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
1 pound
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. allygatir
    This recipe is very helpful and delicious! i have no experience with candy making but this was very easy! it did take me a few tries to get it right but it tastes AMAZING!!
     
  2. Angie L.
    I made butter rum/caramel hard rock candy at Christmas but I'm out of that flavoring. I found this recipe and thought it might be sort of similar. I'm not even a Worthers Original fan but this is so good!!! Homemade is always better, even if they're not perfectly shaped!!
     
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  3. 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.
     
  4. julzs71
    It tasted good. However, it didn't taste like butterscotch.
     
  5. Sams_Rosie
    This was great! It tastes more like heath bar filling, it would be really good dipped chocolate. I accidently let the temp get to 350 but it still tasted great.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Rick S.
    I slightly tweaked this, used dark brown sugar, maple syrup and increased the vanilla to 1/2 tsp. and it came out really nice. A slightly different texture, but the taste was awesome.
     

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