I love See's candy. For those on the west coast, you should know what I am talking about. For those on the east coast, you may not have had the pleasure of tasting a See's before. There are a few around I have noticed. There is a kiosk at the Newark airport. Not really convenient, but none-the-less, they do exist on this coast.
My absolute favorite is the butterscotch square. It is a sweet, brown-sugary square, with a bit of that grainy brown sugar texture and it is covered in milk chocolate. They are addicting. So I decided to try to find a recipe and make them homemade.
Ingredients2 cups brown sugar, packed (organic is best)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (reserve for later)
3/4 cup heavy cream (from grass-fed is healthiest)
6 Tbsp butter (grass-fed is healthiest)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
Milk chocolate for coating - I used one 11oz bag of chips
~ 1 tsp. Coconut oil (optional)
Line a 9X9. I love using this to line it.
In a large sauce pan combine 2 cups brown sugar, cream, butter and salt.
Reduce heat to low and continue a slight boil for 15 minutes. Stir every couple minutes to ensure it does not burn.
Remove from heat.
Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix well until all the sugar has been mixed in well.
Set on parchment paper and place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set. As you can see, some are nice and smooth, while others are kind of gloopy.
And the result...Fantastic. They taste just like the See's version. I cannot wait to make them again.
I found this recipe online on several websites, in which it seems others just copied word for word. I would love to credit the original, but I am not sure who it is. I actually did not change the recipe (besides covering in chocolate) but I did put the directions in my own words.
UPDATE: When I originally found this recipe I could not tell who was the original source. Unfortunately, many people copied word for word from the original so it was hard to pinpoint who to credit. I did find the original source, but the website is no longer live (as of 12/14).