This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. It takes less than 10 minutes on the stove-top and fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

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I have a slight obsession with fudge. I use a quick and easy fudge recipe base and, from that, I’ve made a bazillion different types but still to this day, Salted Caramel Fudge has to be my favourite. It always gets rave reviews.

I have made this easy fudge many, many times now and it never, ever fails me. The only real thing you need to keep in mind is to keep stirring it but it takes less than 10 minutes to make and that’s the only time you’ll need to invest in the kitchen for it. You’ve gotta love that.

Fudge is great to giveaway as food gifts too and with just one pot and some basic ingredients you can have such a flavourful little treat that keeps well in the fridge, up to 2 weeks. Try my Dark Chocolate Fudge  or Pecan Butterscotch Fudge (Penuche Fudge) too.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

How to make it

This caramel fudge is incredibly easy to make and also easy to make new and unique variations like my Creamy Lemon Fudge, Milo Tim Tam Fudge or even my Pumpkin Pie Fudge. There are so many more – just go to my candy recipes category. You’ll see I have quite the addiction.

  1. Tip all of the ingredients, except the chocolate and salt, into a large, heavy based saucepan. Stir it over low heat until the sugar and butter have all melted and it’s nice and smooth.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

  1. At this point you can turn the heat up just a little, to low-medium and let it come to a bubble (while stirring constantly). Once those bubbles are at the point that they continue to bubble even as you stir, you just continue to stir and cook the fudge for another 5 minutes. You should notice it thicken a little too.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

  1. Now remove it from the heat, add the chocolate and salt and mix them through until it’s smooth and then pour it into a lined 8×8 inch tin. I reserve some of the salt to sprinkle over the top and then it’s done.

This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

A stack of dark chocolate fudge pieces on a white marble platter. The top one has a bite taken out of itNow you need to remain patient for 2-3 hours while it sets in the fridge but once it’s ready you’ll be rewarded with a sweet and flavourful salted caramel fudge just perfect to share.

I love making fudge for food gifts as it keeps so well and looks pretty packaged up in a nice box or gift bag. I think most people love a food gift too 🙂

I’ve made many fudge recipes using this one as my base and I love that it’s so easy to adapt to different flavours.

How to store fudge

Fudge can be stored in the fridge or just in a cool place in an airtight container. If it is quite humid where you are, the fridge is best.

Can you freeze fudge?

Yes, you can freeze fudge. Make sure to store it in an airtight container (with as little air around it as possible). 

Fudge that has been frozen can actually be eaten straight from the freezer as, although it will be very firm, it will never freeze rock solid. Frozen fudge should be thawed in the fridge and kept in the fridge thereafter.

 

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This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

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Salted Caramel Fudge

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This Salted Caramel Fudge is a smooth and creamy easy caramel fudge with a sea salt topping. Fudge is also perfect for food gifts.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (395ml / 14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (100g / 3.5oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g / 3.5oz) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 40 ml liquid glucose (or light corn syrup - notes)
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup (or brown rice sryup - notes)
  • 113 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 180 g (6.5oz) white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes (notes)

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chocolate up finely. Line a 8x8 inch baking pan with baking paper.
  • Combine the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, corn syrup, golden syrup and butter in a heavy based saucepan. Stir, without boiling, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and, once it continues to bubble while you stir, simmer and stir for another 6-8 minutes. You should notice it thicken slightly.
  • Take the mixture off the heat and mix through the white chocolate and most of the salt (reserve a couple of pinches for topping), until fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined baking tin. Sprinkle the remaining salt evenly over the top.
  • Leave for 30 minutes to cool at room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Cut into 36 squares and serve.

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Notes

Equipment used: 8x8 inch square baking tin, heavy based stainless steel saucepan, silicone spatulas
  1. Liquid Glucose - if you can't get this, you can use light corn syrup or brown rice syrup (also known as rice malt syrup)
  2. Golden Syrup - if you can't get this, you can use brown rice syrup (also known as rice malt syrup).
  3. Sea salt flakes definitely give the best result. If you want to use table salt, you will only need 1.5 teaspoons.
  4. Fudge is easy to make but just make sure to keep stirring it so that it doesn't catch on the bottom
  5. The easiest way to line your tin is to take 2 pieces of baking paper, the exact width of your baking tin and lay them crossing over each other.
  6. This fudge can be frozen for up to 3 months - thaw in the fridge.
  7. As the fudge ages, it can get a slightly gritty texture. It still tastes wonderful, just a slight texture change.

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(Photos, content and recipe card updated 18th Dec 2019)

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