If you have leftover butterscotch or butterscotch chips and want to keep them fresh read on for the best ways to store your butterscotch.
What Is Butterscotch?
Butterscotch is a sweet and caramelly-tasting confection that is made from corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt. It is an old English style of candy that was originally made with molasses but became popular after World War I when sugar rationing began.
How To Store Butterscotch
Butterscotch chips can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 year. This will allow them to retain their fresh flavor with minimal amount of moisture absorption.
How To Freeze Butterscotch Chips
Butterscotch chips can be frozen in a sealed airtight freezer bag for up to 2 years. This is particularly useful if you have leftover butterscotch chips from baking and want to store it.
This process works best with a single layer of butterscotch chips in a small container or freezer safe storage bag. If you want to freeze multiple layers of butterscotch or even other sweets, then you should place them in an airtight container and remove all excess air before placing in freezer.
How To Thaw Frozen Butterscotch
Place airtight container in fridge overnight before using butterscotch. You can also thaw at room temperature by leaving butterscotch chips in container for approximately four hours.
Butterscotch should not be refrozen once thawed. Use all thawed butterscotch after thawing or store remaining chips at room temperature for up to three months after thawing.
How To Tell If Butterscotch Is Good
Butterscotch that has gone bad will have an off-odor and a less intense flavor. It should also maintain it’s original texture. Always check that aroma and texture is still good prior to using stored butterscotch.
Butterscotch that has gone bad should not be eaten, even if it looks good.
Butterscotch can be stored at room temperature for up to a year.. This can prevent butterscotch from becoming dry and stale by storing longer than recommended.
Butterscotch can be frozen in an airtight container. Once thawed, all butterscotch should be used as soon as possible.