How to Make Homemade Butterscotch Candy with Honey

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There’s nothing more delicious than homemade butterscotch candy with honey. So rich and creamy and the dash of honey makes it that much tastier. Making this easy homemade candy is so easy too – it’s nothing to be worried about.

Creamy and sweet on the tastebuds, this is a melt-in-your-mouth nostalgic favorite that is just the perfect foil for anyone that doesn’t really want hard candy or chocolate but wants something deliciously sweet.

Homemade Butterscotch Candy

You see, there are only 6 ingredients in this recipe. Making it is also very simple. Simple yet very tasty! Not only the kids will love it but everyone in the family. I know it!

Ingredients to Make Homemade Butterscotch Candy

As mentioned, this is such a simple recipe. There are only 6 ingredients and you can get them all at your local grocery store (no need to run to Scotland for special butter even). Not complicated, right?

  • Honey – Besides making the homemade butterscotch candy flavorful, honey makes the candy shiny in appearance. Making it look more yummy. I put a tablespoon in my recipe, so it’s not like it calls for one cup honey or anything. However, you can add a little more than the tablespoon, if you like more sweetness. But don’t forget that there is granulated sugar in this recipe, so it may already meet your satisfaction with the total sugars.
  • Unsalted Butter – You don’t need to wait to soften it at room temperature. Just cut the butter into small cubes. From there, you can start cooking the homemade butterscotch candy.
  • Granulated sugar – just like any other candies, you can’t make candy without the sugar. I usually use white granulated sugar so that it can bring out the taste of the honey more. Oh! Use the newly purchased and unopened ones to make sure that there are no other ingredients that are accidentally mixed in them like flour. It will affect the crystallization process while cooking. You can also use brown sugar partly if you like the taste a bit different. But make sure not to let the brown sugar exceed 1/2 the amount of the total sugar.
  • All-Purpose Cream – Creates creaminess and smoother texture in your mouth, which makes your candy butterscotch. Hmmm!
  • Salt and Vanilla Extract – as always, they added more flavor and a better aroma. Just by the smell, you’ll know your homemade butterscotch candy is really delicious.

And that’s it! No cup water, no vegetable oil, no soy, no egg or artificial flavor. Just clean, original ingredients you can find anywhere. Nice.

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Do You Need Corn Syrup to Make Homemade Butterscotch Candy?

Absolutely not. Although I keep a container of corn syrup in my fridge to use in other recipes, it’s absolutely not necessary for making this delicious treat.

Do You Need Any Special Tools to Make Butterscotch at Home?

To make butterscotch, you’ll want the following tools handy:

  • Pan – 8×8-inch – or any pan with almost the same size all the way up to a 13-inch baking pan.
  • Candy Thermometer – truly important unless you’re comfortable with the water method of checking candy temperature.
  • Pizza Wheel – to be used to score the candy before breaking it into pieces – no knife needed.
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How to Make Homemade Butterscotch Candy

To start with, butter an 8″ square metal pan with straight sides. Line with parchment paper, and press it down against the pan. Do NOT use aluminum foil and don’t use a baking sheet – you need taller sides. Set aside.

Place the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, combine sugar, salt, honey, and vanilla. Continuously stir mixture in the large saucepan with a heat-resistant spatula until the mixture boils. Once it begins to boil, avoid stirring continuously. However, to avoid burning at the bottom, swirl the pan so that the mixture keeps on moving. Alternately do the stirring and swirling.

Check the temperature from time to time as you cook the candy. Carefully add the All Purpose Cream when the temperature reaches 250℉. Stir well.

Continue cooking, alternatingly stirring and swirling until the temperature reaches 295℉..

Pour mixture carefully into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to completely pour all the candy from the pot. Work quickly, so you don’t have to pour it in layers.

Allow the candy to cool a bit for about 10 minutes. The candy should be pliable but able to hold the shape.

Lift the candy out of the pan by holding the parchment paper, and then place it on the cutting board.

Carefully remove the parchment paper. Using the pizza wheel, score the candy. If you use an 8×8 pan, you can score the candy into 64 pcs or depending on the size you prefer. You can run the wheel a few more times, making the score marks a bit deep to about halfway through the candy.

NOTE: A bit of butter will leak out on the score marks but do not worry. Once the candy is completely cooled, the butter will be reabsorbed, I promise.

Reminder: let the candy cool onto the cooling rack for about an hour or more until completely firm. You may also allow the scored slab to sit in a dry spot for several hours or overnight for convenience. Then break the candy into pieces along the score lines. Then you select candy to deliver quality yums directly to your tastebuds.

Now comes the hardest step: keep kids out of it! LOL!

Homemade Butterscotch Candy with honey

How to Store Butterscotch Candy

You may place your candies in a clean airtight container or wrap them first with cut cellophane or parchment paper. Do not use aluminum foil as it will stick to the candy and give you fits trying to pry it off. LOL!

What Do You Use Butterscotch Candies For?

Besides just popping one of these yummy and delicious candies directly into your mouth, you can use homemade butterscotch for so many other fun creations including:

  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes
  • Yogurt (or other easy to swallow foods that need a tasty addition)
  • Chopping Some to Add to Butter Cookie Dough
  • Drop-in Morning Coffee
  • Melt Over an Almond or Coconut Cluster (or peanuts or any tree nuts, really)
  • Sprinkle on Ice Cream Sundaes

Literally, there’s no restrictions and you can even make it your signature treat for adding to gift boxes or just for a candy dish you can pickup on the way out the door!

No Time? Pin It for Later!

Not ready to make your homemade butterscotch candy yet? Then, pin this to your delicious candy Pinterest boards to make it easier to check back.

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Yield: 64 Pieces Homemade Butterscotch Candy with Honey

Homemade Butterscotch Candy with Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This easy, homemade butterscotch candy with honey is so rich and creamy and the taste of honey makes it even more delicious.

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup Unsalted Butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ cup All-Purpose Cream

Instructions

  1. Butter an 8" square metal pan with straight sides. Line with parchment paper, and press it down against the pan. Set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the sugar, salt, honey, and vanilla. Continuously stir until the mixture boils. Once it begins to boil, avoid stirring continuously. However, to avoid burning at the bottom, swirl the pan so that the mixture keeps on moving. Alternately do the stirring and swirling.
  3. Check the temperature from time to time as you cook the candy. Carefully add the All Purpose Cream when the temperature reaches 250℉. Stir well.
  4. Continue cooking, alternatingly stirring and swirling until the temperature reaches 295℉.
  5. Pour the candy carefully into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to completely pour all the candy from the pot.
  6. Allow the candy to cool a bit for about 10 minutes. The candy should be pliable but able to hold the shape.
  7. Lift the candy out of the pan by holding the parchment paper, and then place it on the cutting board.
  8. Carefully remove the parchment paper. Using the pizza wheel, score the candy. If you use an 8x8 pan, you can score the candy into 64 pcs or depending on the size you prefer. You can run the wheel a few more times, making the score marks a bit deep to about halfway through the candy. NOTE: A bit of butter will leak out on the score marks but do not worry. Once the candy is completely cooled, the butter will be reabsorbed.
  9. Let the candy cool onto the cooling rack for about an hour or more until completely firm. You may also allow the scored slab to sit in a dry spot for several hours or overnight. Then break the candy into pieces along the score lines. 
  10. You may place them in a clean container with a cover or wrap them first with cut cellophane or parchment paper.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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