These candies are a holiday tradition in my family. They're delicious and fun to make - though I'd highly suggest getting kids, relatives, or friends to help with the dipping to make it go faster! Please be aware that these absolutely need to stay refrigerated, as the butterscotch makes the coating prone to melting even at room temperature. Replacing the chocolate chips with purchased couverture (check your local chocolate shop) will result in a higher quality candy with a harder, smoother coating. In that case, omit the vegetable shortening.