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Top 10 Butterscotch Candy Recipes

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The distinctive taste of caramelized sugar and butter shine in these butterscotch recipes. Some of these recipes feature homemade butterscotch, while others call for butterscotch chips or hard candy. Despite their differences, they're all perfect for the butterscotch lover in your life.

1. Striped Butterscotch Fudge

striped butterscotch fudge
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Alternating layers of butterscotch and chocolate fudge give this easy fudge recipe a fun appearance and delicious taste.

2. Butterscotch Chews

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(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Butterscotch Chews are made with brown sugar and butter to produce a rich, chewy candy that has the classic taste of butterscotch with a firm caramel texture. These are even more decadent when dipped in dark chocolate.

3. Butterscotch Haystacks

Butterscotch Haystacks
(c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Butterscotch Haystacks are crunchy candies featuring the great taste of toasted coconut and smooth butterscotch chips. Finish them with a drizzle of chocolate to add a finished look and delicious semi-sweet flavor.

4. Butterscotch Nut Fudge

Butterscotch Nut Fudge
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc
This easy recipe combines butterscotch chips, marshmallow cream, and crunchy nuts to produce a smooth, sweet fudge with an intense butterscotch flavor. I like to make this with macadamia nuts, but any roasted, salted nuts will work well.

5. Butterscotch Drops

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(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This recipe for Butterscotch Drops produces a hard candy that has the classic butterscotch taste. If you don't want to make the candy into drops, you can pour it into a greased 9x9 pan and break it into small pieces once it is set.

6. Butterscotch Cracker Brittle

butterscotch cracker brittle
(c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This quick oven brittle uses graham crackers, butterscotch hard candies, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The resulting candy is sweet, crunchy, and chocolatey. You can actually use any hard candy that you like in this recipe. Hard caramel-flavored candies and butter rum candies are great substitutions.

7. Butterscotch Chocolate Truffles

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(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
These luscious butterscotch chocolate truffles combine the decadent taste of bittersweet chocolate with rich butterscotch chips and the deep flavor and satisfying crunch of crushed butterscotch hard candy.

8. Butterscotch Pecans

candy pecans
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com
Butterscotch Pecans combine the rich crunch of butterscotch with chunks of toasted pecans for a tasty, satisfying treat.

9. Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge

pumpkin fudge
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge tastes like fall! Pumpkin puree and spices provide a warm, comforting pie flavor, while sour cream and butterscotch add a sweet, tangy undertone.

10. Butterscotch Chow Mein Drops

butterscotch chow mein
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
These fast drop candies get their crunch from fried chow mein noodles, and their sweet nutty taste from butterscotch chips mixed with a generous dollop of peanut butter.
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