Butterscotch Fudge Tips
Can you melt butterscotch chips in the microwave?
You can melt butterscotch chips in the microwave, but for this recipe, it would be an extra step. We recommend stirring the chips and marshmallows in the boiling mixture, which will melt them as you stir. Have leftover chips to spare? Use them up in these recipes that start with a bag of butterscotch chips
What happens if my butterscotch chips seized?
Seizing happens when any bit of water comes in contact with your butterscotch chips. (This can happen when you're melting chocolate
, too!). The biggest culprit is wet baking equipment. Wondering if your chips seized? Seized butterscotch chips will create a gritty texture. Thankfully, you can fix this pretty easily. Add a teaspoon of boiling water, one at a time, while mixing until the melted chips are smooth again.
Why is my fudge too hard?
Hard fudge is a very common candy mistake
. Your fudge could be too hard because it was overcooked or it didn't cool down properly (fudge is finicky that way). To fix, mix a cup of water with the fudge mixture in a saucepan at low heat. Stir until the water dissolves then boil. Wash off the sides of the saucepan to prevent sugar crystals from forming. Once complete, follow the recipe's baking and cooling instructions. Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
1 each: 64 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.