Recipe type: Fudge
Total time: 
Serves: 30
Rich, intense butterscotch fudge for the caramel lover in your life.
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 5 ounces (1¼ sticks) butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar (aka icing sugar or powdered sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Coat a 5x9" loaf pan with cooking spray. Line with plastic wrap, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the ends for easy removal later.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, and salt to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture registers 236 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a completely clean and dry mixer bowl, and beat in confectioners' sugar on low speed. Increase speed to medium, and beat until mixture is thickened and completely smooth, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and add vanilla, beating until well combined.
  4. Spread mixture evenly in pan. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt, if desired. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, 4+ hours (or overnight). Lift out fudge using plastic overhang, peel off plastic and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 30 pieces.
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