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My mom made this candy around Christmas time when I was growing up. Apparently I couldn’t pronounce “butterscotch” as a toddler, hence the name. It is really easy and makes really nice teacher gifts wrapped in holiday bags. It has such a rich, buttery, caramelly flavor – you can’t eat just one piece. But be warned, it can pull a filling out if you chew too much!
Grease a cookie sheet liberally with butter. A standard size pan will give you thicker pieces, a larger half sheet pan won’t get filled all the way but you can spread it thinner.
Stir all ingredients together in a heavy pot over low heat until melted and combined. Raise to medium heat and keep it at a low boil just until the “hard crack” stage, or 300 degrees on the candy thermometer. Don’t walk away, and stir it pretty often.
Immediately and carefully (remember, it is molten hot!) pour the mixture into the prepared cookie sheet and smooth out. Let it set for at least a half-hour, then tap with the heavy end of a butter knife. It should break into jagged pieces of different sizes. The ones in the picture aren’t giant, that was just the tail end of my last batch on a tea set plate. Enjoy!
This recipe uses 1 cup of store bought devil’s food cake mix to make just 6 cupcakes. So easy!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!