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Caramel Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

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It’s been one of those days, you know?

Not a bad one though. Not at all. In fact, we’ve had a lot of fun. But it feels like I woke up, took a shower, and now it’s 9:00pm.

On the one hand, our Christmas shopping is finally done, the treats and teddies have been delivered to the hospital, and Chris should be finished cleaning the apartment any minute (what a catch, right?).

But, on the other hand– the money is now gone, no posts have been written for next week, teacher treats still need to be made, and I’m so far behind in all of my Facebook Blogger Support groups that they’ll be calling for my head any moment now!

And all I want to do is watch Downton Abbey in bed. With hot chocolate. And FB chat.

Whatd’ya do?

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As for the teacher treats…. I believe fudge is on the menu tonight :)

Caramel Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge


  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup white melting candy or almond bark
  • 1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (or more) crushed sourdough pretzel bites
  • 1 cup (or more) Rolos, unwrapped and halved


  1. Line with parchment paper and grease a 9x9 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over LOW heat, stir together the butterscotch chips, white melting candy, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth and melted. The mixture should pull away from the edges of the sauce pan a little.
  3. Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Top with the pretzels and Rolos. Use a knife to swirl the fudge over the toppings.
  5. Refrigerate for one hour to set or let cool at room temperature overnight (this will prevent it from getting sticky from the condensation that occurs after refrigerating). Cut into 1" squares to serve.

Notes about this recipe:

  • The amount of Rolos and pretzels used can vary according to your texture and taste preferences. It’s not rocket science– just use whatever amount looks good to you!
  • Seriously, don’t take the burner of LOW heat.


Suggested Variations:

  • Do a pretzel and Nutella swirl.
  • Cover the top in a ganache thick enough to be solid (but soft) at room temperature. Mmmmm!


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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15 Responses to “Caramel Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm (#)

    Oh. EMMMMM. GEEEEE. I wish I was your daughter’s preschool teacher and getting a package of this fudge! Stunning photos and awesome recipe Ashton. And…thanks for linking my almond fudge up :)

  2. Karly posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm (#)

    So, that piece of fudge with the big ol’ Rolo haning out of it? It’s screaming my name.

    • Ashton posted on December 20, 2012 at 12:49 am (#)

      You’re such a doll :)

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#)

    Haha, guess what I put in my fudge I made tonight? Rolos! :) I’ve had those days…hate them! Well, from a blog perspective. Let me know if you need anything!

  4. Heather Kinnaird posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm (#)

    as moms we have LOTS of those days – certainly nothing a little sweet treat can’t cure:)

  5. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:17 am (#)

    Pinned and currently drooling…

  6. Jo-Ann posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:57 am (#)

    This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  7. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:49 am (#)

    I’m loving the addition of pretzels. I have a weakness for salty/sweet snacks, and this recipe has my name written all over it. I’m sure the teachers are going to lovvve them!

  8. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:57 am (#)

    Something about Rolos just make the world a better place… for a moment at least :) xoxo

  9. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on December 21, 2012 at 9:54 am (#)

    Wow! Caramel AND Butterscoth? This is one impressive fudge!

  10. Ashley O. posted on December 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm (#)

    These look delicious! Trying them for sure! :)

  11. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh!! This looks amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. Jory posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm (#)

    Line with parchment paper and grease pan. So do you grease the pan then line it, or do you line it and grease the parchment paper?

    • Ashton posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm (#)

      You know, I think you could do it either way honestly. But I line it and then spray :)


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