Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge

You’re going to love the delicious flavor of this Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge!  Creamy and incredibly delicious! Perfect for the fall and holiday season!

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You're going to love the delicious flavor of this Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge! Creamy and incredibly delicious! Perfect for the fall and holiday season! // Mom On Timeout


I have a problem.

A few weeks ago I told you about my car accident and how we had to get a new car.  Well, we ended up buying a Nissan Quest and my goodness – I feel like I’m a princess driving that thing around.  Well a kid-toting, grocery-shopping, soccer mom, minivan driving princess.

It’s pretty luxurious and we’ve got those key fob thingamajiggers instead of an actual key.  Cool, right? The car senses when the keys are near and I can just press the button and voila!  The kids have gotten a real kick out of being able to open and shut their doors with a press of a button while I struggled with remembering to just press the button to start the car.

I feel old.

So for the first week I would get in the car and be momentarily confused as I looked for the key slot and then it would occur to me that I didn’t need a key and I would laugh at myself and move on.

Good news folks!  I have mastered starting my new car!  Exciting, right?

Not so exciting is my new problem.  Now I drive up in my new car.  Turn off the car, lock the door with the press of the button and then walk up to my house and fully expect it to just magically open for me at the press of a button.  Yeah.  I apparently no longer think keys are necessary anywhere.  I guess I need a house that can sense my keys?

I can’t tell you what a fool I feel like when I have walked up to my door numerous times and just looked at it.  Hands full of groceries.  Two boys that have to go pee.  And my keys are in my purse somewhere because hey!  I don’t ever need them.  

Problems like this can be solved with one thing and one thing only – fudge.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge is the perfect thing for days when you forget how to open doors :) This fudge is really quite spectacular because it actually tastes like pumpkin!  Now I have made many pumpkin fudge recipes that use vanilla baking chips and the pumpkin flavor is pretty light.  Still delicious – just not PUMPKIN.

This fudge is made with butterscotch chips and the very first flavor you taste when you pop a creamy square into your mouth is actually pumpkin.   The butterscotch intensifies the pumpkin flavor and adds an element of complexity to the fudge.  Pumpkin pie spice makes this fudge smell as amazing as it tastes.  I used pecans in the recipe for a little texture but if you’re a fudge purist and are anti-nuts – feel free to omit them from the recipe.  Or sub in walnuts – that would be awesome too!

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge
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You're going to love the delicious flavor of this Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge! Creamy and incredibly delicious! Perfect for the fall and holiday season!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 64 pieces
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¾ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • dash of ground cloves
  • 1 (12-ounce) package butterscotch chips
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  1. Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with foil.
  2. Butter the foil generously and set aside.
  3. Bring sugars, butter, half-and-half, pumpkin, and spices to a boil over medium to medium-low heat in a heavy-bottomed 5 quart pot, stirring frequently.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, to the soft ball stage using a candy thermometer, about 235F. I use this digital candy thermometer and highly recommend it!
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butterscotch chips until fully melted. This takes several minutes.
  6. Add the marshmallow creme and stir until blended.
  7. Add the vanilla and nuts and stir until combined.
  8. Pour into prepared dish and cool.
  9. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

You're going to love the delicious flavor of this Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge! Creamy and incredibly delicious! Perfect for the fall and holiday season! // Mom On Timeout

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  1. That fudge looks great, I love the colour too.
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  2. My next car needs that. And bluetooth, and a DVD player!! And if it came with this fudge it would be even better!
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  3. Hahaha! I can totally imagine myself falling into the same “princess” trap….like “Keys!? Who needs keys??” Too funny. This fudge looks awesome – good enough to solve ALL your problems! Pinning!
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  4. Congrats on your new ride! And this sounds phenomenal! I love butterscotch and love using it for things like this! I bet this is so.darn.good!!! Pinned!

  5. Terri Bills says:

    I am totally laughing right now because I also have a newer Nissan and have the same push button start. I can’t tell you how manytimes I have gotten out of my car and have not shut it off. My husband thinks this is hilarious.

  6. Oh my gosh, Trish. I can’t even. Look at those colors!! So beautiful, I want to eat it all!
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  7. Oh my gosh, your recipes recently are to die for! These look so good!

  8. Why have I never made fudge at home! This would be a winner for sure!!
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  9. Thanks for sharing! This recipe looks incredible, and I haven’t made fudge in months!

  10. Yummy! I am pinning and sharing on my FB page!
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  11. Congrats on the new car! I just got a car with keyless entry and it feels so foreign to me — I’m almost used to it now. This fudge sounds so good with pumpkin, butterscotch, and marshmallow! This is a fudge I could really get into!
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  12. :) Sounds like your new vehicle is great! I had to laugh because I would be doing the same things. This fudge looks amazing! I have never had pumpkin fudge and I can’t wait to try it!
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  13. Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge! You know this is RICH & DECADENT :) Um, Yes, Please don’t mind if I do!

  14. LOL, I’d never be able to manage a car like that! My 6-year old already has to show me how to navigate my iPad. :-) But having some of this fudge would make it all better – love the pairing of butterscotch and pumpkin. Pinned!
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  15. Haha, I need a house that senses when I’m home too and just unlocks the doors! That would be marvelous! This fudge looks spectacular!! I need some of this in my life for sure!!

  16. There’s an invention on ABC World News Tonight, the Made in America segment, that you need! It’s a lock on your front door that senses when you are near and unlocks for you. Check it out! :)

  17. The fudge looks awesome! I must try this out. :)

    ps Your new car sounds fannnncy! :)

  18. Trish these sound awesome; I love pumpkin and butterscotch but have never put them together! Great idea! :)

  19. Ummmm, That looks YUMMMMYY!!! pinning!

  20. Adjusting to a new car can be a big change but glad you have mastered it! This fudge sounds tasty!!
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  21. The instructions mention half and half but its not listed in the ingredients list. Does out require half and half?

  22. Hi there! I am very excited to try this recipe. Do you think evaporated milk would work instead of half and half?

  23. Try cinnamon chips instead of butterscotch. :)

  24. I am definitely going to make this fund recipe this holiday season. I know it will be a big hit. And, I agree, the evaporated milk should work just as well.

  25. This fudge looks amazing! I have a bonfire tomorrow, and we are suppose to bring a dessert. Trying this out and bringing it…if it sets up:/ I have a track record with fudge!
    Also wanted to let you know how much I LOVE that your print feature includes a small pic of the food! I usually cut and paste recipes to Word, so I can have a pic also. But I actually got to use your print button:) Thanks so much!!!

  26. I don’t have the keyless start, but after I got my iPhone 5, I expected everything I logged into to read my thumbprint.

    This fudge will be a must try for us this year. We might even get to work it into a school project on pumpkin.

  27. On my to do list thank you
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  28. Your recipes are just wonderful, thank you! But this comment is for your safety. I too became ” dependent ” on my key fob. I attached all of my necessary keys to one chain and dropped them in my purse, they became a nuisance and since I didn’t need them to start my car, I just left them there! I left the bakery one day, and was immediately joined by two women who escorted me across the street, and “requested” any money I could give them for a soda! I knew they left behind a man and another woman, who were watching us! To make a long story short—- the situation was resolved quickly, without trouble! If I had my keys in my hand, I would have engaged the alarm, and felt some protection! The bakery is in a small city, and the Main Street is approximately a mile long. I have never seen anything like this here! I have always felt safe! I ALWAYS keep my car keys in MY HAND NOW!! Please be safe, and learn from my experience, it doesn’t matter if you are alone or with your children, when your hands are full, you are more vulnerable!

  29. After reading you experience with learning to start your new car I just wondered if you have gotten out of your car and walked away from it and it still running. Be sure you turn the motor off. It’s easier then you may think to be distracted by thoughts and kids and not notice the car is still running.

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