Butterscotch Fudge Recipe is the creamiest fudge with just 4 ingredients. Learn how to make the best homemade fudge.

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Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

This easy fudge recipe does not disappoint. It is absolutely the best fudge mixture and effortless to make. The entire recipe only has 4 ingredients.

You don’t even need a candy thermometer for this simple microwave fudge. Everyone will love this sweet treat.

If you love butterscotch flavor as much as we do, try making Butterscotch Pie Recipe, Butterscotch cookies, Butterscotch bars and Butterscotch brownies.

You may also love Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe.

What is the secret to making creamy fudge?

It is very simple to make creamy fudge in the microwave. The trick is heating the mixture in 20 second intervals and stirring.

This will prevent the mixture from getting too hard or burning. Resist the urge to melt everything at once. Simply melt in intervals and you will have smooth and creamy fudge every time.

When cooking fudge on the stove top, it is important to cook the mixture to the right temperature and then remove from heat to allow the mixture to cool. This will result in a creamy texture.

Why we love this recipe:

  • Only 4 ingredients. It does not get any easier!
  • No candy thermometer. You don’t need any fancy cooking gadgets.
  • Microwaveable. This fudge is made in the microwave.
  • It tastes amazing. The texture is so creamy and it tastes rich and decadent.
Ingredients for Butterscotch fudge.

Ingredients: 

  • Butterscotch Chips 
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Salt

How to make butterscotch fudge:

  • Step 1 – Prepare the pan. Line either a 9X9 or an 8X8 pan with foil or parchment paper. Then spray it with a non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Step 2 – Get out a microwave safe bowl. Place the 3 cups butterscotch chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt butterscotch chips in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chips are completely melted.  
  • Step 3 – Add the vanilla. Then stir in the vanilla extract and salt. 
  • Step 4 – Spread into the baking dish. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.  Cover the pan and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until the fudge is firm. 
  • Step 5 – Remove from the pan. Carefully remove the fudge from the pan, cut the fudge into squares and it’s ready to serve and enjoy! 

Do you have to store fudge in the refrigerator?

Yes, fudge needs to be refrigerated. It should not be stored at room temperature.

Butterscotch fudge stacked.

How to store fudge?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 to 3 weeks. 

How long does fudge last?

Stored properly it will last up to 3 weeks. If you need it to last longer, it is best to freeze the fudge.

How to freeze:

Cut into squares and place inside an airtight container. Separate the layers with parchment paper.

This easy butterscotch fudge freezes really well. I often make this ahead of time for holidays and special occasions. Then allow the fudge to come to room temperature before serving.

Butterscotch fudge stacked.

Variations:

  • White chocolate chips. Substitute these for butterscotch. Another idea is to use half and half for a slightly different flavor.
  • Sprinkles. If you are making these for a birthday or holiday, add sprinkles to the top for a festive look.
  • Nuts. Either sprinkle chopped nuts into the fudge mixture or on top before it sets. We like pecans or walnuts but peanuts would probably be good too.
  • Sea Salt. Sprinkle sea salt on top of the fudge before it sets.
Butterscotch fudge in bowl.

Tips and tricks:

  • Cook the fudge in intervals to prevent burning.
  • Stir the fudge mixture after each interval.
  • Don’t leave it out on the counter. It will harden.
  • Cut into small squares. A little goes a long way with this rich fudge recipe.
  • Use good quality butterscotch chips. Since the fudge has minimum ingredients, you want to make sure that you use high quality ones for best flavor.
  • Don’t forget to prepare the baking dish. Lining it with foil will make it so easy to life out and cut. You don’t want to skip this step.
  • Don’t substitute anything for the sweetened condensed milk. This is what creates the fudge texture with the butterscotch chips.
Butterscotch fudge in bowl.

This easy Butterscotch Fudge is the best.

If you have never made microwave fudge, give this delicious Butterscotch Fudge recipe a try. It is truly effortless in the microwave and turns out great every time.

Everyone will love it and it is so easy to make. From special occasions to just because, this fudge is always a crowd pleaser.

It will make a lovely addition to your dessert table. Let us know how it turns out for you!

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Butterscotch Fudge

5 from 2 votes
Butterscotch Fudge Recipe is the creamiest fudge with just 4 ingredients. Learn how to make the best homemade fudge.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cover and Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 91

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Butterscotch Chips
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz can
  • 1 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
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Instructions

  • Line either a 9X9 or an 8X8 pan with foil or parchment paper and then spray it with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the butterscotch chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave the mixture in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chips are completely melted.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Cover the pan and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until the fudge is firm.
  • Carefully remove the fudge from the pan, cut the fudge into squares and it’s ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 91kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 86mg, Potassium 41mg, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 44IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 32mg, Iron 0.02mg

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