Easy Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: April 4, 2022

Everyone loves the classic chocolate fudge during the holiday season, but wouldn’t it be interesting to put a slight twist on them? Try the chocolate-free butterscotch fudge recipe for a change. It may sound odd because we’re used to fudge being chocolate, but this new sweet delight is rich, buttery, and has hints of vanilla. Imagine an ice cream that doesn’t require freezing! Have it with tulsi tea to keep you hydrated through all the sweetness.

Tips on How To Make Butterscotch Fudge From Scratch

For a made from scratch candy, this homemade butterscotch fudge is creamy and melts in your mouth just like the fudge you’d see at Harrods. It’s made simple by using several ingredients that are easy to find and can be made for any special occasion, or if you’re having sweet cravings. All you need to do is follow our tips below for an easy fudge recipe.


  • We love using Hershey’s Butterscotch chips. They feel smooth when eaten, aren’t overpowering with sweetness, and have an authentic flavor of butterscotch. Using other brands is fine, but they can be too sweet.
  • The brands of condensed milk makes a difference for a fudge recipe with condensed milk. Carnation is readily available and quite known for their condensed milk. It’s thicker than most and will produce a desirable soft but firm fudge. Alternatively, you could just use sugar and evaporated milk in place of condensed milk for most fudge recipes.
  • You can also try making it in different variants such as chocolate butterscotch fudge, salted butterscotch fudge or mix in different nuts and even white chocolate shavings as a topping. 
  • Greasy fudge is definitely something you want to avoid. If for some reason you happened to use it, mix the oil with the fudge. Otherwise, the oil will harden on the surface of the fudge. Allow the fudge to cool down then mix the oil back in.
  • You can store butterscotch fudge in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Just be sure to wait for it to reach room temperature before serving and eating.
Easy Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

How To Make Easy Butterscotch Fudge

Our easy butterscotch fudge tastes like butter that’s been churned with delicious candy. It’s so creamy, rich, and addictive. The kids will surely love it too.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 6 mins
Total: 2 hrs 36 mins


  • cups sugar
  • 5 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, or margarine
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 22 oz butterscotch chips, (1 package)
  • ½ cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Grease and line a square baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add marshmallows and mix until melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the butterscotch chips, nuts, and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.
  5. Pour into the prepared baking pan and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Lift from pan and cut into small squares before serving!


  • Sugar: 113g
  • :
  • Calcium: 58mg
  • Calories: 613kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 127g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 113mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 413mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 209IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference between condensed milk and evaporated milk?

Firstly, condensed milk has a ton of added sugar, so it’s sweeter and a lot thicker. Secondly, the water in evaporated milk is so much thinner in consistency. We like to use evaporated milk for our butterscotch fudge to achieve that soft-to-the-bite consistency. 

What is the secret to making creamy fudge?

Using condensed milk actually produces a very creamy fudge although incredibly sweet. Another tip to make creamy fudge is to never mix it during the cooking process. The sugar will most likely crystallize and cool the mixture down before you can even beat it. Stop the electric mixer once the fudge starts to look matte. Afterwards, pour it into a mold or baking dish that has been brushed with butter and allow it to cool. 



This is a foolproof recipe you don’t even need a candy thermometer for it. Butterscotch fudge is underrated and should be considered a treat staple at any holiday season. Impress your kids and friends by making these luscious candies.
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