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Butterscotch Fudge recipe makes the creamiest, melt-in-your-mouth homemade candy in 10 minutes. Just 3 ingredients, a microwave, and no thermometer needed.
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Table of Contents
  1. 3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge
  2. Why We Love This Homemade Butterscotch Fudge Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Butterscotch Fudge
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Easy Homemade Candy Recipes
  11. Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

Easy Butterscotch Fudge recipe takes only 10 minutes to make using only butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk, some salt (not necessary), and a microwave.

This homemade candy is a creamy sweet confection that’s perfect for those times when you need fudge fast!

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3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge

Our 3 ingredient Butterscotch Fudge (2 if you opt to omit the salt) couldn’t be easier or more simple to make.

It takes just minutes to melt the butterscotch morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and salt in the microwave, pour it into a baking pan, and let it set in the fridge before slicing and serving.

This recipe for butterscotch fudge requires no candy thermometer or candy-making skills; it’s a fuss-free, foolproof way to make butterscotch fudge from scratch but tastes even better than the store-bought old-fashioned fudge recipe.

An easy fudge recipe is a perfect solution when you lack the time to bake a treat but need to bring something sweet to a potluck, party, or holiday gathering.

Why We Love This Homemade Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 10 minutes.
  • Only uses 2 ingredients (or 3 if you include the salt).
  • Smooth, rich, creamy candy that will impress any fudge fan.
  • Fuss free and foolproof fudge is just as delicious as any long-cooked candy; no cooking on the stovetop or candy thermometer is needed.
  • Perfect for a party platter, a sweet snack, after dinner desserts, potlucks, or for packaging as homemade edible gifts.

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Ingredients

  • Butterscotch morsels
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Salt (optional)

Substitutions and Additions

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  • 8×8-inch baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Sharp knife
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How to Make Butterscotch Fudge

  1. Make The Fudge Mixture: Microwave the butterscotch morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and salt in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
  2. Chill: Spread the fudge into the prepared pan and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Serve: Slice into 25 servings (5 x 5 slices) before serving. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can add chopped nuts to the fudge.
  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. The fudge will not set if evaporated milk is used.
  • You can omit the ¼ teaspoon of salt, but that tiny amount of salt keeps the fudge from being overpoweringly sweet. You can also reduce the salt to ⅛ teaspoon.
  • I like to line my pan with parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut it on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.

Storage

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the butterscotch fudge for up to 3 months. Allow the fudge to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Butterscotch Fudge cut into squares

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk for my fudge?

No, you can’t substitute evaporated milk for sweetened condensed milk in this fudge recipe. Sweetened condensed milk is evaporated milk with sugar added to it. Because of its thicker consistency and additional sugar, sweetened condensed milk is necessary for this butterscotch fudge recipe.

What is the best way to cut through the fudge?

To cut your fudge, it’s best to use a large chef’s knife. You can warm the knife by running it under warm water, then drying it off with a towel before slicing.

Can I freeze fudge?

You can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months. Wrap the fudge in waxed paper first, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped fudge in a gallon-size ziplock bag. Allow the fudge to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Butterscotch Fudge

Serves — 25
Butterscotch Fudge recipe makes the creamiest, melt-in-your-mouth homemade candy in 10 minutes. Just 3 ingredients, a microwave, and no thermometer needed.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 22 ounces (2 11-ounce) packages of butterscotch morsels (chips)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Add the butterscotch morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and salt to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until completely melted and smooth.
  • Evenly spread the butterscotch fudge into the prepared baking dish.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until firm. Slice into 25 servings (5 x 5 slices) before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the butterscotch fudge for up to 3 months. Allow the fudge to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Tips:
  • You can add chopped nuts to the fudge.
  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. The fudge will not set if evaporated milk is used.
  • You can omit the ¼ teaspoon of salt, but that tiny amount of salt keeps the fudge from being overpoweringly sweet. You can also reduce the salt to ⅛ teaspoon.
  • I like to line my pan with parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut it on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.03mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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