Today is National Butterscotch Pudding Day ! for the folks that have a sweet tooth, be sure to indulge in this delicious butterscotch treat. No one knows the exact origin of butterscotch pudding, but it is rumored to have been around since 1848. Butterscotch is made from brown sugar, butter and an ingredient known as treacle.(an uncrystallised syrup golden in color, used in British cookery) Not my number one favorite, but i do like it. Butterscotch is often used to flavor candy, sauces and frostings.