Butterscotch Hard Candy(werthers candy)

Ann McCue Recipe

By Ann McCue salsaqueen

makes 1 1/2 lbs

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
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

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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Dec 13, 2012
Depending on your altitude, hard crack stage can be up to 310°, so maybe just 300° was not hot enough for your area, Chris H. But I bet it was good, anyway. I want to try this recipe, and I may do that for Christmas. I love Werthers Originals.
Chris H xanthus
Dec 13, 2012
Made today, and it is delicious! Only issue was it remained slightly soft. More of when in the mouth it becomes plyable. Might have to invest in a new thermometer. Got it hot enough by my current one, but may be a bit off. Ended up substituting rum extract for spiced rum, yum!
Ann McCue salsaqueen
Sep 18, 2012
They are really good Tricia!!! just make sure you have a good candy thermometer!!! the first few times I made this recipe it turned out like taffy so I had to put it back in the pan and cook it longer to harden it. My candy thermometer was bad. I bought a new one and have had no problem since. good luck!!
Tricia Scantlin Angelmomathome
Sep 18, 2012
We have a fall festival we are planning as a fund raiser The kids wanted to have a candy booth this might be a perfect addition to that booth
Ann McCue salsaqueen
Dec 9, 2011
Thanks for sharing will all your groups Angela!!!