Butterscotch Candy


My kids didn't think it possible to make butterscotch candy. This proved them wrong!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Generously butter a 10x15-inch baking pan (with sides).

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, butter, white sugar, water, vinegar, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove lid and heat, without stirring, to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads.

  3. Pour in vanilla, but do not stir. Remove from the heat and pour into prepared pan. Let cool slightly before cutting into squares and allowing candy to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* 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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