Homemade Butterscotch-Mallows

Every year someone from my family goes down to the States and brings me back a big ol’ bag of See’s chocolates YUM! My absolute fav are the scotchmallows. The problem is I live in Canada, we dont have See’s here and I dont only want to have them once a year. I came up with this recipe last year to soothe the cravings in between waiting for someone to take a trip and bring me back some. These are SOOOO good!! Dont let the recipe intimidate you, it is easy peasy lemon squeezy and you wont regret making them! YUM. I through a batch together today and thought I’d share the recipe. Enjoy! ( I make mine thick cause I LOVE marshmallows)


Caramel Layer



  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Rum extract

First prepare a 9×13 pan- Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray then line it with parchment with enough hanging out the sides to life the bars when they are done. (You may end up with some extra caramel and marshmallow depending on how think you want you chocolates, I always prepare a second smaller pan just in case.)


In a thick bottomed 3qt sauce pan with a candy thermometer clipped to the side add all ingredients EXCEPT the vanilla and rum. On medium high heat bring to a boil STIRING CONSTANLY! Reduce the heat a little bit and continue to cook AND STIR till the mixture reaches 240 degrees. Once at temperature, remove from heat and stir in extracts very carefully (the mixture will bubble up) Then pour into your prepared pan and let set.

** TIP- STIR, STIR, STIR! It is vital to a smooth well blended caramel. It will also stop you from scorching the bottom and ending up with burnt bits.

** I let my caramel sit on the counter for about half an hour then I pop it in the fridge for an hour before I make the marshmallows.


Marshmallow Layer

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided in half
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


Put the gelatin into the bowl of your stand mixer with 1/2 cup of the cold water.

Mix remaining ingredients (minus the vanilla) in a saucepan with a candy thermometer clipped to the side. Over medium high heat bring to a boil, continue cooking until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.

Once the mixture is 240 degrees remove from the heat. Turn on your stand mixer with the whip attachment and VERY carefully and slowly pour the hot mixture down the side of the bowl into the gelatin. Once it it fully added, flip the mixer on high and continue to whip until it becomes very thick and fluffy. About 12 – 15 minute.

Add the vanilla during the last few minutes.

When ready, pour the mixture on to the caramel layer, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading it evenly into the pan. Dust the top with powdered sugar or cornstarch to lightly cover.

Let it sit out just until the marshmallows have set then wrap it up and put it in the fridge to fully set up. Overnight is best, but at least allow 4 hours.

Once your beautiful little pan of heaven is set up u need to pull it out of the pan and pull off the parchment. Cut it into small pieces and place the pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet, once all are cut, put them in the freezer for about half an hour. Get your chocolate ready and start dipping! I use a 70/30 mixture of dark and milk chocolate. Let the chocolate set up on these babies and then go to town eating them!

They store wonderfully in the freezer, fridge or for about a week in a sealed container on the counter.


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  1. Terri says:

    O! M! G! These look so incredible! I have to make these…

  2. Bella Taul says:

    I too love marshmallows!!! This looks ridiculously delicious! Mine will probably not come out as great as yours though, haha. I’m definitely saving this recipe page to my favorites RIGHT NOW. Thanks! 🙂

    • these are so insanely easy! If you love marshmallows like I do, you neeeeed to make them..lol. They are really good 🙂

  3. Jane Ritz says:

    Marshmellow candies are my favorite. I’m going to make a batch of these. Thay sound amazing.

  4. Becky Schollian says:

    My mouth is watering!! I just had to share this. My step mom lives in La. & she is always looking for great, new, fun recipes. I am going to make these for my daughter’s baby shower next weekend I will put ribbon & decorative baby diaper pins on them. “YUMMY” is all I have to say about that!!!

  5. Wanda Tracey says:

    This looks wonderful and if you love homemade candy like I do then you have already saved this recipe somewhere.Thanks so much.

  6. Maria Iemma says:

    I love everything chocolate and I am always looking for new recipes to make them. I once received a Sees candies box of chocolates and I was hooked . Thank you for sharing

  7. Amy N. says:

    See’s Candies is sooooo good! I’ve never tried these there, I always stick to my usual favorites. I’ll have to make these at home instead…which means more for me!!

  8. Becky Schollian says:

    Thanks again so much for this great, yummy recipe. I made them on Monday & they were a big hit!! Delicious!! Thanks Jeanna….

    • oooo Becky I am SOOOOO jelous!!! Geeze you got a new baby AND chocolates?! Thats completely un-fair! LOL.. They are good. Too good. Im so happy you liked them. Got a new recipe in a pan right now. If it turns out i shall post it… of course it is chalked FULL of marshmallows..lol. I just love those things! haha!

  9. Wanda Bergman says:

    My husband would love these!

  10. That sounds good. I like that they’re a perfect snack size and keep well. I’d crunch up a Heath bar into the mixture.

  11. Theresa Wilson says:

    Wow, these look good. I love butterscotch and I love marshmellow. What a great combo that you can make at home. WIll be trying. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. I made these and they are good. They’re also easier to make than I thought they’d be. Thanks!

  13. Sandra Greenberg says:

    This sounds like a great recipe I’ll have to try it this fall.

  14. tiffany treaster says:

    Wow!!! Need to make these!!

  15. Carolyn Barnett says:

    That looks so good! I want to try it!

  16. WOW! These look good!! Will have to make them!

  17. These look so yummy i am so going to try these

  18. Lisa Kerr says:

    Wow! These look delicious, I cant wait to make these for my family! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Im always looking for new recipes to add to my book!

  19. Charissa Myers says:

    These look so good I am gonna have to try making these in the very new future

  20. Seems like these would be easy to mess up with me, lol

    • They REALLY are easy. Its more time wating for thingsto set than anything else. Trust me. Try it, I bet you will do great! 🙂

  21. Michael Lambert says:

    These look really good and pretty easy to make. Will definitely have to share this recipe with my wife.

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