Werthers Candy Recipe (Copycat)

Werthers Candy Recipe (Copycat)


How To Make Werthers Candy (Copycat)

Treat your taste buds to delectable goodies in this copycat Werthers candy recipe, made using butter and rum extract, for sweet butterscotch.

Prep: 10 mins
Cool: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 1 cup butter, plus additional 1 tsp, divided
  • cups sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1⁄4 cup honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp rum extract


  1. Butter a 15x10x1-inch pan with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. Cube remaining butter and set aside.

  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat without stirring.

  3. Cook, uncovered, until a candy thermometer reads 270 degrees F or soft-crack stage. Add the honey, salt, and remaining butter; stir constantly until the mixture reaches 300 degrees F or the hard-crack stage.

  4. Remove from the heat. Stir in the rum extract. Pour into the prepared pan without scraping; do not spread. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes until the candy is almost set.

  5. Break squares apart. Serve and enjoy.


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