For anyone who loves the decadent, buttery-sweet taste of butterscotch… You’re home. The fatty flavor is perfect for warming yourself this fall because nothing says a warm, cozy night by the fire like butterscotch.
So what is butterscotch? Despite the name, no alcohol is included. (Which is good, because I ate a lot of it as a child.) The standard recipe is sugar, butter, cream, and lemon. There are plenty of ways to make vegan butterscotch, and just as many ways to enjoy the flavor.
We have a recipe for just the sauce, but if you’re in the mood to make your wildest butterscotch fantasies come true, we’ve put together ten of our most comforting butterscotch recipes together for your viewing (and tasting) pleasure. Don’t get a tummy ache!
1. Butterscotch Pudding With Candied Walnuts
We’ll start with a classic. This Butterscotch Pudding with Candied Walnuts brought to us by Fabio Gallo is a simple, easy, and quick dessert that will look great at the end of a meal. The creamy butterscotch pudding is made from soy milk and brown sugar and then topped with some homemade candied walnuts. Also naturally gluten-free!
2. Almond Shortbread Butterscotch Cookies
These Almond Shortbread Butterscotch Cookies by Karen Kitto are crispy on the outside with a delicious chewy center filled with thick and rich butterscotch frosting. Best of all, they’re also gluten-free! These are what some would call freezer cookies. The simple mix is made up then either refrigerated or frozen, you can then slice it into little disc-shaped cookies and bake to perfection.
3. Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sunday
The best part of Emily von Euw‘s decadent Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sunday (other than being only three ingredients!) is that it’s really good for you! The only ingredients – drum roll, please – are frozen bananas to make the ice cream, almond butter for the marzipan, and carob syrup for the butterscotch.
4. Sticky Date Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce
There is no way you could tell Maryke Wylde‘s Sticky Date Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce is vegan. No eggs, no dairy, no problem. It is a light and delicious little pudding. The butterscotch sauce has a coconut cream base so is very light.
5. Butterscotch Hay Stacks
A “haystack” is a Southern treat comprised of butterscotch, peanut butter, peanuts, and Asian rice noodles. As a whole, these Butterscotch Hay Stacks by Gabrielle St. Claire are a combination of somewhat random ingredients that just seamlessly go together. Whether you have refined tastes or jump at the opportunity to reminisce with classic recipes turned vegan, you’ll love this recipe.
6. Salted Butterscotch Squares
If you’re craving a chewy, sweet, slightly salty, and caramel-y fix, Lauren Wright‘s Salted Butterscotch Squares are where it’s at. This is an easy recipe and only uses 8 ingredients and takes 30 minutes to create.
7. Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie
This Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie brought to us by Melanie Sorrentino is a perfect accompaniment to afternoon coffee or tea. Two thick and dense layers of pudding – chocolate and butterscotch – are set atop a simple, vegan crust. The top is dotted with chocolate chips for yummy bursts of chocolatey goodness throughout.
8. Butterscotch Caramel Cheesecake Cups
These Butterscotch Caramel Cheesecake Cups by Crystal Bonnet are raw, gluten-free, bite-sized, and the perfect treat for spring. The crust is a lightly sweetened blend of oats and raisins that’s topped with a thick butterscotch date caramel sauce and then topped with a creamy vanilla cashew cheesecake filling. The chocolate drizzle is optional, but it’s like icing on the (cheese)cake.
9. Spicy Cinnamon Butterscotch Doughnuts
Coming to you from Clémence Moulaert, these Spicy Cinnamon Butterscotch Doughnuts scream fall dessert. You can use ginger coconut sugar for the icing, it lends extra warmth and depth to the cream icing.
10. Butterscotch Carrot Millet Waffles
I can’t decide if I want Gunjan Dudani‘s Butterscotch Carrot Millet Waffles for dessert or breakfast… Guess I’ll just have to make enough for both! The carrot straws add some savor to all the delicious sweetness, for a truly overwhelming butterscotch experience.
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