Sweet Scottish Tablet

A confectionery that originates from Scotland. It resembles fudge. It stores very well in an airtight container.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
24 servings


  • 5 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 7 tablespoons butter, coarsely chopped


  1. Grease and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine sugar and milk in a large stainless steel pan; stir well. Add sweetened condensed milk and butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until mixture turns a deep tan color and is thickened, about 10 minutes. Heat to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

  3. Vigorously stir mixture, scraping sides down and mixing well. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool at room temperature until set, 1 to 3 hours. Cut into small squares or "tablets".

Cook's Note:

It should set relatively quickly (1 hour) but will retain a lot of latent heat until at least 3 hours after it is made. Hence be very careful trying the tablet before it is completely cold as you may well suffer a burnt tongue.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
5g Fat
51g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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