Food Fun and Facts Recipe for Old Fashioned Butterscotch Candy Recipe

Recipe for Old Fashioned Butterscotch Candy
1800's Candy Recipe


3 pounds sugar 
1-1/4 pints water 
1 tablespoon cream of tartar 
1 cup cider vinegar 
1/2 pint molasses 
8 ounces butter (unsalted) 

Place all ingredients (except vinegar, cream of tartar and butter) in a large, heavy saucepan.&nbs

p;  Bring to medium ball stage, stirring constantly.   Add cream of tartar which was dissolved in 1 cup cider vinegar and the butter.

Continue   stirring contstantly.  Boil to a light snap.
Old Recipe from the 1800's. You may need to experiment a little with this very old recipe for candy!.

No-Bake Butterscotch Snack Bites Recipe

  • 3 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans and/or almonds
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup


  1. PAPER-LINE or lightly grease 24 muffin cups.
  2. COMBINE cereal, oats, nuts, 1/2 cup morsels and salt in large mixing bowl.
  3. MELT remaining morsels and corn syrup in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  4. DRIZZLE melted morsel mixture over cereal mixture; stir until combined. Working quickly, press 1/4 cup of mixture into each prepared cup. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes or until firm. Store in tightly covered container(s) at room temperature.

Yields 2 dozen snack bites

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
For Mini Snackbites: Paper-line or grease mini muffin cups. Prepare recipe as above; press about 1 tablespoon of mixture into each prepared cup. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen mini snack bites.

For Snackbite Bars: Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Prepare recipe as above and press mixture into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or until firm. Makes 2 dozen bars. Tip: Morsels can also be melted on top of a double boiler following package melting directions, adding corn syrup to melted morsels.


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Old Fashioned Butterscotch Candy Sticks 80ct.

Individually wrapped Old Fashioned Butterscotch Candy Sticks - 80 sticks to a box. Approx. 5 inches long.

IMPORTANT: Due to the fragile nature of this item we cannot guarantee that all of the sticks will arrive unbroken.

Although we go to great lengths to protect the product from damage, we are not responsible for broken sticks.

Net wt. 0.49oz each. Total Net wt. 39.51oz.

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