Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
113 Calories
3g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 4g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge is both salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy! You'll love this easy and addicting fudge. We like topping it with a big pinch of sea salt, then serving it in small slices for a perfect after-dinner treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups/9 1/3 ounces sugar 
  • 2/3 cup/5 fluid ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons/1 ounce butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces marshmallows (2 cups miniature)
  • 1 2/3 cups/11 ounces butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/4 cups pretzels (mini, coarsely chopped)
  • Optional: Large flaked sea salt (like Maldon)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil, and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Place the pan over medium heat and stir while the butter and sugar melt.

  4. Stir occasionally while you bring the mixture to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, set a timer for 5 minutes and cook it, stirring frequently.

  5. After 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Add the marshmallows and butterscotch chips, and stir until they melt into the fudge and the mixture is smooth.

  6. Add most of the chopped pretzel to the fudge, reserving about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top. Stir well until the pretzels are well-mixed.

  7. Scrape the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Top it with the remaining crushed pretzels and gently press down on them to embed them in the fudge. If desired, sprinkle the top with a pinch of flaked sea salt.

  8. Refrigerate the fudge for 2 hours, until very firm. To serve, lift it from the pan using the foil as handles. Cut it into small squares.

  9. Serve and enjoy!


This fudge can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, but for the best taste and texture, bring it to room temperature before serving.