Move over salted caramel…salted butterscotch is in town. This Salted Butterscotch Fudge is sweet, rich, and perfect with a hint of salt.
Have you ever tasted something and just said, “Holy OMG this is the most genius thing I’ve ever eaten?”
Yeah, that happened to me when I was at Bloggy Boot Camp a few weeks ago. I met Melissa, from The Baked Equation. She runs a bakery in Arizona and she brought me cookies, some of the best cookies I’ve ever had: a shortbread cookie with salted butterscotch on top.
Seriously – they blew my mind. Salt and butterscotch is better than – I’m gonna say it, yes I am – salted caramel.
When I got home I was out of cookies, sad, depressed, and then determined. I needed salted butterscotch again and I needed it pronto.
So I made fudge. Because that’s logical, right?
I love making easy fudge. You know, chips of some sort (chocolate, white, butterscotch, whatever) and sweetened condensed milk. It’s SO good, you don’t need a candy thermometer and tons of ingredients, and it comes together in under 10 minutes.
This easy fudge uses butterscotch chips. 3 cups get mixed with the sweetened condensed milk and a little butter so the end product doesn’t get too firm.
I think that butterscotch and pecans go hand-in-hand (like in these hand pies) so I added some toasted pecans. I love toasted pecans in anything really. Just be really careful when you’re cooking them (either on the stovetop or in the oven) because they burn really quickly. And, if you’re not careful you’ll be picking black pecan bits out of the bowl because, well, you only had 1 cup of pecans left in the house and by golly you’re not going to the store again. So, yeah. Watch them!
Once everything melts together, you pour it into your prepared pan. It starts to harden really quickly, so as soon as you pour, sprinkle some sea salt on top. You can also use kosher salt if you don’t have sea salt.
Funny story: I guess sea salt comes in grinders, not shakers. I wish I would have known that before I took everything but the blowtorch to the sea salt bottle to get it open. So, you know. In case you’ve never bought it before…it might be a grinder. So the top doesn’t come off.
Anyway, add some of that salt on top, then let it firm up. Then enjoy, and be sure to give 99.9% away. Or you might find yourself eating
8 several pieces before realizing the bowl is empty.
Salt + Butterscotch = Oh Em Amazing.
Try it. You’ll see. You can thank Melissa. It’s all her fault.
I love fudge! Check out my Fudge Pinterest Board!
Sweets from friends:
Banana Butterscotch Cake by The Baked Equation
Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Nutella and Marshmallow Swirl by Something Swanky
Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge by Lemons for Lulu
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge by A Kitchen Addiction
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