Butterscotch Fudge

Creamy, melt in your mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! This fudge requires NO candy thermometer!

Creamy, melt in your mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! This fudge requires NO candy thermometer!

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. If I did, I probably would weigh twice as what I do now because 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.

Creamy, melt in your mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! This fudge requires NO candy thermometer!

I wanted to come up with something fun, and festive, and maybe add nuts, or chocolate, or sprinkles…but you know what? This simple (possibly boring looking) fudge is perfect. Seriously. It doesn’t need anything drizzled over the top. No chunky nuts to chew on. And it definitely doesn’t need sprinkles. The rich flavor of butterscotch is absolutely perfect.

I may or may not have had a slight problem with over eating when it came to this treat…which is why I enlisted my friends on facebook to help out! One simple shout out “FREE FUDGE TO GOOD HOME” was all I needed to do to share the love of this delicious dessert with my friends. Within the hour I was able to rid my home of this treat…but between you and I, (well, and I guess the internet) I kept a little bowl in the back of my fridge for later.

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.

How to make Butterscotch Fudge

  • Have all your ingredients on hand before starting. Line an 8inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add your butterscotch morsels and marshmallow cream to a mixing bowl before starting (no need to stir, just dump them in there).
  • When you boil your sugar, cream and butter mixture bring it to a ROLLING BOIL. No need for a candy thermometer, just set a timer for 4 minutes. Stirring constantly, continue to boil.
  • After 4 minutes, pour this hot mixture over your butterscotch and marshmallow. Using an electric mixer, blend until smooth (and butterscotch is melted). Mine takes about 1 minute. Immediately pour into prepared baking dish.
  • REFRIGERATE for 3-4 hours until firm. Slice and enjoy. This can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, however, I LOVE the butterscotch flavor chilled!

Who will YOU make this fudge for today?Creamy, melt in your mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! This fudge requires NO candy thermometer!

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Yield: 64 servings

Butterscotch Fudge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Set Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Butterscotch Fudge is smooth and a delight to your taste buds. Makes plenty for you and to give away!


  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 7 ounces jar Marshmallow Cream
  • 11 ounces bag Butterscotch Chips


  1. Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare your mixing bowl by adding the marshmallow cream and butterscotch morsels. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm. Cut into small pieces and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Creamy, melt in your mouth Butterscotch Fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year! This fudge requires NO candy thermometer!


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 27, 2016

Comments & Reviews

    1. I have the chips, but only half and half. Also wondering about the cup measurement on the marshmallow creme as I have an alread open big jar from a previous recipe. I may try it as a cup which that was.

  1. My kids and I were JUST now talking about how we wanted to try butterscotch fudge this year and then I found your recipe! I think it’s a sign! This looks so good!

  2. I made this yesterday , It was so easy to make and ……. soo good!!!!! One question … is it possible to cut down the amount of suffer or would this mess with the recipe?

  3. We do not get marshmallow cream here in Greece… can I substitute it with something else? I really want to make the recipe. I think I can find marshmallows… do they get melted to produce the cream? Or is the cream a whole different thing with many ingredients inside? Thanks!

  4. It’s interesting that ingredients that you take for granted are not available to all bakers, even in areas you think would carry them. Always enjoy reading comments on sights like this. This fudge looks awesome and wonder what it would be like with chocolate or peanut butter chips?

  5. I live in Ireland and don’t have access to marshmallow cream or butterscotch chips. But this recipe looks so amazing that I’m going to order them online right now! 🙂

  6. I just love butterscotch, I remember growing up my mother always msde butterscotch pie, delish. cannot wait to make this fudge. Need to stop at the grocery store tomorrow for ingredients. I will have to share with friends or I will eat it all.

  7. I don’t bake with butterscotch much, either. I always seem to forget about it, but it’s a favorite of mine. This fudge looks SO good!

  8. I was just making something with butterscotch yesterday and couldn’t stop eating it! So I feel ya, girl. Can’t wait to try this fudge. It might look simple, but I know those flavors are exploding!

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