Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets Updated

Salted Caramel Fudge is a truly decadent treat. The caramel and salt are a beautiful pairing.

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Tis the season for all things salted caramel. Am I right? I’m pretty sure if you were to go on Pinterest right now, you would find dozens of salted caramel desserts in minutes of scrolling the home page. I think I read somewhere that salted caramel is “trending” right now, for what it’s worth.

And with good reason. The sweetness of caramel paired with the bit of salt is a match made in heaven. I took it a step further by adding in some espresso powder. If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know I have quite the coffee addiction. I also am addicted to coffee mugs, as my family would attest (or detest depending on who is putting them away in the overflowing cabinet)!

My addiction gets worse as the weather changes and the cool crisp air of fall is replaced with the windy chill of winter (why yes, I am from Chicago). I crave hot coffee all day and night.

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But this fudge makes everything a little better. It makes the days warmer and gives me something to look forward to as I’m snuggled in blankets on my couch!

This salted caramel fudge with mocha would also be a great gift to teachers for the holidays. You can make a great gift by pairing it with salted caramel mocha truffles. Ummm, yeah, I told you I’m a bit of an addict.

And don’t even ask me to choose a favorite. That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child.

They each offer a unique taste in the flavor profile. Admittedly, the fudge is a little easier from a time standpoint. But the truffles will remind you of those high-end candies you get from chocolate stores. No doubt you have to try them both!

What’s your favorite flavor this time of year? It's a little summery, but I also love coconut truffles!

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Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe

    60 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Skim Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Espresso Powder
  • 25 Marshmallows
  • 11 1/2 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips, 1 package
  • 12 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips, 1 package
  • 2 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1 11 oz bag Caramel Bits, Or about 2 cups caramels
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, vanilla, butter and espresso powder.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once boiling, keep at a rolling boil for two full minutes (still stirring).
  4. For this next step, I use a stand mixer with whisk attachment, but a hand mixer would work too.
  5. In a large bowl, combine marshmallows and chocolate.
  6. Pour hot mixture over these ingredients and blend until smooth. I turn my mixer on medium speed and allow it to blend for about 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
  7. While this is mixing, place your caramel and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  8. Pour the creamy fudge mixture into a parchment paper lined 15inch x 10inch x 1inch baking sheet. Drizzle with hot caramel, using a knife to swirl it into the fudge.
  9. Sprinkle immediately with kosher salt (or coarse sea salt).
  10. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight.
  11. Cut into small bites and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. ENJOY!

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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 120 pieces
Prep Time: 270 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 274 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 60

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 60
Calories 171

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
24%
  Saturated Fat 5g
1%
Sodium 19mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 24g
1%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.