Butterscotch Hard Candy


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Serves 30 servings | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes + cooling

Why I Love This Recipe

I love making this classic butterscotch recipe. We think these irresistible candies are better than the store-bought variety...and they sure don't last long!


Ingredients You'll Need

1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
2-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rum extract


Directions

Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. Cube remaining butter and set aside.


In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat without stirring. Cook, uncovered, until a candy thermometer reads 270° (soft-crack stage). Add the honey, salt and remaining butter; stir constantly until the mixture reaches 300° (hard-crack stage).


Remove from the heat. Stir in the rum extract. Pour into prepared pan without scraping; do not spread. Cool for 1-2 minutes or until the candy is almost set. Score into 1-in. squares; cool completely. Break squares apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.


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