Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! No candy thermometer needed to make this perfect homemade fudge recipe.
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Why this Fudge Recipe Works
Sometimes it’s the most simple of flavors that tempt our taste buds. For me, that flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH.
I don’t bake nearly often enough with this flavor. That’s probably a good thing considering I have zero self control when it comes to butterscotch flavored desserts.
As I was wracking my brain about what my next fudge recipe should be…BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE just kept jumping out at me.
Knowing How to Make Fudge is a simple trick that will make you the hit of every party! Making fudge is easier than you think and it is so easy to personalize with your favorite ingredients and flavor combinations.
This fudge recipe works so well because it requires NO special equipment, not even a candy thermometer!
Using a combination of marshmallow cream, heavy cream and butterscotch chips creates fudge that holds up to slicing but melts in your mouth!
All you need is a little patience to wait while this sets in the fridge. The wait will be worth it when you bite into this creamy treat full of nostalgic butterscotch flavor.
- Heavy cream – Make sure to use real heavy cream, not milk or low fat substitutes!
- Butterscotch chips – Find these in the baking aisle near the chocolate morsels.
- Marshmallow cream – Also known as marshmallow fluff, this is my secret for creating soft, smooth fudge.
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1. Combine marshmallow cream and butterscotch chips
Put both ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
STEP 2. Heat butter and cream
Combine butter, heavy cream, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly. Let the mixture come to a rolling boil for 4 minutes, then remove from heat.
STEP 3. Combine
Immediately pour the boiling cream mixture over the marshmallow and butterscotch chips. Use electric beaters or mixer to blend ingredients together until smooth.
STEP 4. Chill and set
Pour the butterscotch fudge mixture into a square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate the fudge until firm. This takes about 3 to 4 hours.
Remove the parchment paper from the pan, cut into squares and enjoy!
You can fudge without a mixer, but you will need to have a strong arm! The fudge mixture will be very thick and you need to stir quickly and vigorously to make sure all the butterscotch chips get melted and combined with the other ingredients.
Nope. I keep butterscotch fudge in the fridge because I love the taste when it’s chilled! However, it will keep just fine at room temperature.
Butterscotch Fudge will stay good for 1 – 2 weeks, if kept in a tightly sealed container.
No candy thermometer needed to make homemade butterscotch fudge. Just let it boil for 4 minutes and you will be good to go.
More Christmas recipes
- English Toffee
- Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Oatmeal Scotchies
- Sugar Cookies – perfect no-spread cut out cookies
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- ¾ cup Heavy Cream
- ¾ cup Unsalted Butter
- pinch of Kosher Salt
- 7 ounces jar Marshmallow Cream
- 11 ounces bag Butterscotch Chips
- Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Prepare your mixing bowl by adding the marshmallow cream and butterscotch morsels. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar, cream, butter and salt. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for a full 4 minutes (ROLLING BOIL). Remove from heat.
- Immediately pour hot mixture over marshmallow and butterscotch morsels in mixing bowl. Using your electric mixer, blend until smooth (and butterscotch is melted, about 1 minute). Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm. Cut into small pieces and enjoy.
- You can fudge without a mixer, but you will need to have a strong arm! The fudge mixture will be very thick and you need to stir quickly and vigorously to make sure all the butterscotch chips get melted and combined with the other ingredients.
- I keep butterscotch fudge in the fridge because I love the taste when it’s chilled! However, it will keep just fine at room temperature.
- Butterscotch Fudge will stay good for 1 – 2 weeks, if kept in a tightly sealed container.
Make this easy fudge to treat yourself AND a little extra to give away! You don’t need to be an expert candy maker to create the best ever Buttercotch Fudge right in your own kitchen.
Where I live the elevation is 9000 feet above sea level. What temperature on a candy thermometer would you suggest using? Boiling point for me is at 194 degrees. If I continue cooking for 4 minutes won’t the temperature rise?
I am so greatful I found a fudge recipy with Marshmallow Cream.
Would you have a Brown Sugar Fudge recipy with marshmallow cream in it.
And I thought I was the only butterscotch junkie on the planet. Yum.
Do I need to let the heavy cream come to room temp? I always do it with butter and was just curious. Thanks.
Not necessary since you will be cooking it.
It is so creamy and so easy to make! My family especially my kids enjoyed this for dessert. This is definitely going be added in our Christmas menu!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without fudge and this recipe is no exception! Delicious and perfect for gift giving!
We just made some to give as gifts, and ended up eating it all because it was so good! Thankful it’s an easy recipe so I can whip up a new batch 😉