Ann McCue Recipe

Butterscotch Hard Candy(werthers candy)

By Ann McCue salsaqueen

Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
makes 1 1/2 lbs

Ann's Story

Found this recipe in a local cookbook. Love butterscotch hard candy so of course had to try it. It is really good!! give it a try!
As you can see from my picture. I scored it too soon, so when I broke it it didn't follow the score lines. but still tastes great! these taste just like Werthers candy!!


2 1/2 c
3/4 c
1/2 c
lite corn syrup
1 c
butter, softenen and cubed
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1/4 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
rum extract

Directions Step-By-Step

butter a 15x10x1 pan.
In heavy pan combine sugar, water and corn syrup. cover and bring to boil over med heat.
remove lid and cook uncovered until candy thermometer reaches 270 degrees (soft crack)
Add butter, honey, salt and extract. Stir constantly until you reach 300 degrees. (hard crack)
remove from heat.pour into prepared pan without scraping.Do not spread either.
cool for about 5 minutes or until candy is almost set. score into 1 inch squares. cool completely. break. Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies

  • Comments

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    Ann McCue salsaqueen - Mar 2, 2011
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    Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Mar 2, 2011
    Does this taste anything like Werthers Originals? I'm trying to find a recipe for those.
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    Ann McCue salsaqueen - Mar 2, 2011
    Hey Susan! Yes I think they do! Sucking on one right now!!! Like I said I should have waited a bit longer for them to set up before I scored them. they would look much nicer. but they taste great. If you try them let me know what you think
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    Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Mar 2, 2011
    How do you score them? use a pizza wheel and cut down a certain depth?
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    Ann McCue salsaqueen - Mar 2, 2011
    Well I wasn't sure either. I just ran a sharp knife through them and made squares. but the lines disapeared "when I wasn't looking!!" and by that time they hardened! a pizza wheel would be a better idea. I just went in a litte bit, maby not quite half way. and look how mine came out!!haha!! I guess just make sure they are set enough that the lines or cuts stay.I'd go all the way through I think.