Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Want Candy

This necklace says it all. Isn't it cute? I need to buy it for myself and put it in my stocking for Christmas.  I might possibly try to chew the candy out of it though.  I like candy that much.
A little ironic that I married a dentist then, don’t you think?  He’s cool about my candy obsession.  He only gets mad at me because I hate to floss.
I also hate it when he walks into the room and he just hands me a string of floss.  Leave me alone already with the flossing.
Anyway, I made some homemade butterscotch. It is caramelly and smooth and just perfect to set in a pretty little candy dish for a Christmas get together. (Except I couldn't find my candy dish.)
Butterscotch Hard Candy


·        ½ cup butter
·        2 cups sugar
·        ¼ cup light corn syrup
·        2 tablespoons water
·        2 tablespoons white vinegar
·        1 teaspoon or so DeKuyper ButterShot Liquor (optional…I made up this ingredient because it sounded good, but it turned out the candies are just as good without it…but possibly really really good with it.)
Line a 15 x 10 inch baking pan with foil.  Grease foil with butter.  In a heavy sauce pan combine the ingredients, with or without the liquor, and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  When it begins to boil, cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals.  Then uncover and cook without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees (hard crack stage).  Remove from heat.  Pour into buttered pan without scraping the pan and do not spread the mixture.
Cool for several minutes….until a fingerprint holds its shape.  Before it gets too hard take a knife or a pizza cutter and score in 1 inch squares.
When cool, candy will easily come off foil and break apart in perfect little pieces.  I popped the pan in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to cool faster.  From start to finish it only took about 20 minutes to make these yummy candies. 
The pictures however, took a lot longer.  Please Santa, bring me a new Canon Rebel Sx SLR camera for Christmas.  I figure if I plug this on each blog post, my husband is bound to notice.  If not, I guess I will just enjoy my candy and once again, forget to floss.

This post up is linked to:

Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom


  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I'm absolutely gonna make these...once I buy a candy thermometer...

  2. I broke my Candy thermometer, and I cannot find a replacement here in Spain....argggggg! Hey...I'll wing it for some candy! (I even promise to floss!)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Would love you to link it up to my premier Food Fight Link party!
    Happy Holidays

  3. Thanks for stopping by Etcetorize! Your butterscotch candies look delicious. I'm on a roll with easy to make Christmas treats so I just might have to give this one a try too. Thanks~

  4. Okay people!!! YOU must go out and buy a candy thermometer!!! They are like three bucks or something! Just do it!!!

  5. The candy was delicious as it looks. No too sweet and not too caramel-lish. Just perfect. I will try to make it, or...I will come to your house for more :-)
    Thanks for sharing....Lots of Love :-)