Penuche (Butterscotch Fudge)

Penuche butterscotch fudge

This is my oldest son’s favorite homemade candy.  While he was attending a summer school program at one of the local universities, I made him some.  Living away from home five days a week and eating cafeteria food got old after the first week (it was a six week program).  He was begging for homemade treats the first weekend home.  I didn’t want to turn on the oven.  That’s the beauty of fudge.   I sent him a container full of the treat.  Luckily for my other four kids, there was enough left over for them all to get a little sugar buzz after dinner.

Penuche butterscotch fudge
When I was a little girl, I used to ask for penuche topped brownies for my birthday cake.  I think I had it for my ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth birthdays.  Then I discovered a sweetened condensed milk fudge frosting, but that’s another story.
Penuche (Butterscotch Fudge)
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter (must be butter!)
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ to 3 cups powdered sugar
  1. Boil the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the milk, stirring constantly and boil again.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Add the vanilla and beat in the powdered sugar until smooth and thick.
  5. Spread into an 8X8 pan, cover with waxed paper and refrigerate.
  6. Cut into squares and serve.

Penuche butterscotch fudge



25 thoughts on “Penuche (Butterscotch Fudge)

  1. >thanks for your advice on my pina colada cupcakes! I didn't even think of coconut milk, good stuff! your butterscotch fudge looks lovely, butterscotch it one of my all time favorites :o)

  2. >you make it sound so easy to make…and you make it sound delicious!
    I would love a piece of that fudge right now!

  3. >You know about penuche too! My mom has always made this and most people look at me like I'm nuts when I mention it (that is until they taste it)!

  4. >What a lucky man! I'm sure these bites of fudge helped him get through the week! I love fudge but tend to stay away because it hurts my teeth. This looks pretty tempting though!

  5. >hmmm Kristin….trying to get me in trouble I see. If Roger sees this, I will be harassed, goaded and NAGGED until I make it. He is crazy about butterscoth!

  6. >This has been "favorited" I cant wait to try it! I love this kind of fudge and its going to be awesome to be able to make it at home!

  7. >Your son must have been thrilled to have a package of this made for him. Butterscotch is one my favorite flavors and I can't imagine anything better than a piece of fudge to go with my tea.

  8. >Oh, my gosh! Your penuche fudge looks incredible. My family's favorite frosting is a Penuche Frosting that I make. I never thought of making fudge. MUST TRY! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. >I see your son has good taste. One he loves butter scotch. Two there is nothing better than mom's cooking. That is if she can cook. LOL I have to make all of your butter scotch recipes. Yum, one of my favorite!

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