Whether it’s a holiday or a Thursday, the occasion is always perfect for these bite-sized bits of deliciousness! Butterscotch Squares will definitely become your new guilty pleasure; a creamy, rich butterscotch filling covered in melted chocolate (chocolate and butterscotch being one of the most underrated food pairings) and chilled to candy-store-perfection! Immediately as you bite into one of these Butterscotch Squares, you will see how they’re like the chocolates of your childhood… or perhaps your dreams. It’s Thursday! That’s holiday enough to make these treats!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 16 ounces melting chocolate or almond bark

Directions

Step 1 –Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and coat it with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2 –In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the brown sugar, the heavy cream, and the butter and cook, while stirring, until melted. Stir until melted, bring to a rolling boil, and reduce to low heat.

Step 3 –Reduce the heat to low.

Step 4 –Place a candy thermometer in the pot and simmer, while stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar mixture reaches 236 degrees F, about 7-8 minutes.

Step 5 –Turn off the heat.

Step 6 –Add the vanilla extract and the salt to the brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Add the confectioners’ sugar to the brown sugar mixture and whisk to combine.

Step 8 –Evenly pour the brown sugar mixture into the prepared baking dish and let it set at room temperature, about 3-8 hours. This can be done a day ahead.

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Step 9 –Line an 18×26-inch baking sheet with waxed paper.

Step 10 –When ready to cut the squares, transfer the squares from the pan and, with a large sharp knife, carefully use small, swift cuts to slice it into small squares. The squares are fragile and prone to flake and break, so quick cuts are advised to help keep the candy together.

Step 11 –In a medium saucepan, add the melting chocolate and melt according to the package directions.

Step 12 –By hand or with two forks, dip the butterscotch squares into the melted chocolate, taking care to completely cover them and tap off any excess chocolate.

Step 13 –Place the coated butterscotch squares on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 14 –Transfer the squares to the freezer and let them chill until completely set, about 3 hours.

Step 15 –Serve.