Salted caramel fudge recipe has only 6 ingredients for the most decadent fudge. This recipe is so easy and anyone can make this!

Salted Caramel Fudge cut into squares and stacked on a plate
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This Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe is loaded with sweet and salty flavor and has amazing texture. Being a mom of 8, we make a lot of desserts for many occasions and fudge is always on the list.

Fudge Recipes is no longer just for Christmas with this easy to make recipe. You also might like Tiger Butter Fudge and Crock Pot Fudge.

Why Make this Fudge Recipe:

This simple ingredient fudge easily heats in a saucepan and there is no need for a candy thermometer. Once the fudge mixture has thicken then it is ready to chill.

We love serving this homemade fudge for the holidays and it is even better to hand out as a gift. Homemade desserts make the perfect holiday gifts for neighbors and friends.

Ingredients:

Ingredients needed for Salted Caramel Fudge - Sweetened Condensed Milk, Brown Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Corn Syrup, Salt, White Chocolate Melts
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Golden Syrup or Light Corn Syrup 
  • Salt 
  • White Chocolate Melts 

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Substitutions and Additions:

  • Coarse Sea Salt – You can sprinkle sea salt flakes on top of the fudge once in the pan. It looks pretty and tastes good too.
  • Milk Chocolate Chips – Feel free to change the chocolate melts to milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. Chocolate fudge is also a family favorite.
  • Brown SugarFeel free to use dark brown sugar or light brown sugar.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Add the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt to a large saucepan.  Use low heat and stir it all together until all the sugar has dissolved.  Cook until the mixture thickens.

Step 2 – Remove from the heat. Then add in the white chocolate melts and stir until the chocolate chips have melted.

Step 3 – Once all of this is combined, pour the fudge into the pan you prepared earlier.  Let the mixture cool at room temperature and cover the pan.

Step 4 – Let the fudge set at least 4 hours in the fridge. Cut into squares and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Quality White Chocolate – I prefer to use white chocolate melts in this recipe as it melts smoother then white chocolate chips.  If you do not have white chocolate melts in your area. Use a high quality white chocolate diced into smaller pieces instead.  
  • Melt on Stovetop – This fudge recipe is best made on the stovetop verses the microwave. This is to prevent the fudge from being grainy so that the brown sugar can be fully dissolved.
  • Perfect Fudge Tips – For even more tips and tricks, read our 5 Tips to make the perfect fudge recipe
  • Prepare Baking Dish – To easily remove the fudge from the square baking pan, spray with cooking spray. We also recommend lining with parchment paper to easily cut into slices.
Salted Caramel Fudge cut into squares and stacked

How Do You Harden Fudge?

Often when fudge does not set, the sugar mixture is not cooked long enough. Just make sure to follow the recipe exactly.

If you end up with soft fudge. Try placing in the fridge for an extra 30 minutes and then in the freezer for several hours.

Salted Caramel Fudge cut into squares and stacked

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Fudge:

I prefer to use parchment paper to separate the fudge inside an airtight container. Fudge can be stored at room temperature. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap if there is no lid.

Can you Freeze Fudge?

You can also freeze fudge. This is super handy if you are making it for a party. Just make it ahead to save time on the actual day. Check out Can You Freeze Fudge.
I would still use the parchment paper between the layers to keep it from sticking. Stored properly, the fudge should last in the freezer up to 1 month.

More Easy Fudge Recipes:

If you make this Easy Salted Caramel Fudge, make sure to let us know by leaving a comment. We love hearing from you!

Salted Caramel Fudge

4.83 from 39 votes
Salted caramel fudge recipe has only 6 ingredients for the most decadent fudge. This recipe is so easy and anyone can make this!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 114

Ingredients

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter 1 stick
  • 2 Tbsp Golden Syrup or Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Melts
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Instructions

  • Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a large sauce pan. Heat on low and stir until all the sugar has been dissolved. Watch closely so that the mixture does not burn.
  • Increase the heat to medium and cook in the sauce pan for 3-5 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Again watch the mixture closely so it does not burn.
  • Then remove the mixture form the heat, stir in the white chocolate melts and continue to stir until all the chocolate chips have melted.
  • Then transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature and then cover the pan and move the pan to the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • Once the fudge has fully set, cut and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 114kcal, Carbohydrates 15g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 35mg, Potassium 35mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 121IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 24mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Cass says:

    These fudge recipes look sooooooo good!

    Could they be shaped into round, to be the same as

    truffles?. Do they have to be refrigerated ?

    Would like to make up pretty bags with Xmas ribbon

    for people at work and church.

    1. Carrie says:

      yes I think you could do that. Fudge is best stored at room temperature