Butterscotch Hard Candy(werthers candy)

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 8 Ratings
Serves: makes 1 1/2 lbs


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

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Ann McCue Recipe
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Side Lake, MN (pop. 934)
Member Since Jan 2011
Ann's notes for this recipe:
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!!
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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.

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user Ann McCue salsaqueen - Mar 2, 2011
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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Mar 2, 2011
Does this taste anything like Werthers Originals? I'm trying to find a recipe for those.
user 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
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Mar 2, 2011
How do you score them? use a pizza wheel and cut down a certain depth?
user 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.

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