Homemade holiday treats – salted caramel fudge

Happy Tuesday lovely people! With Christmas well and truly on its way, it is time for day 2 of my 5 days of Homemade Holiday treats. holidaytreats And today’s treat is a good one. Even if I do say so myself. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that caramel is involved. And caramel is my favourite flavour. fudge I wanted to create a treat that could be made in advance, would survive a car trip to Melbourne and that would keep for a couple of weeks. Hence caramel fudge seemed like the perfect option! Fudge is one of those sweet treats that I love to indulge in, although when I make it from scratch I realise why one should only indulge in a little piece. IMG_3920IMG_3921 For this treat is really nothing more than sugar. And butter. With a side of sugar. And chocolate. IMG_3923IMG_3924 But boy it is delicious! IMG_3926 Particularly when sprinkled with sea salt. IMG_3963 The only shame with this fudge is that it turned out a little soft (I think  I took it off the stove too early). IMG_3969 But all is not lost, I just plan on keeping it in the fridge until serving time. IMG_3971 The flavour, however, was spot on – rich in caramel with just a hint of sea salt. IMG_3972 Delish! IMG_3970 Salted Caramel Fudge (recipe here)

  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbs glucose syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 180g white chocolate, chopped
  • 1tsp sea salt flakes
  1. Grease 20 x 20cm square cake pan, and line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang on all sides.

  2. Heat condensed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, without boiling, for 10 minutes or until mixture is glossy and sugar has dissolved.

  3. Increase heat to medium-low. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes away from side of pan. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until combined and melted. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth top. Sprinkle with salt, pressing in with the back of a spoon to secure.

  4. Set aside for 30 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 6 hours or until firm. Cut into pieces and serve.

And then, because I just couldn’t stop … IMG_3983 I also made a batch of Jessica’s mocha coconut fudge. Sprinkled with a little coloured coconut in honour of the festive season. And, which, unlike my caramel version, had a perfect fudge texture. IMG_3981 But you will have to head over to her blog for that recipe! What about you? Are you a fan of fudge?? What is your favourite flavour?

13 thoughts on “Homemade holiday treats – salted caramel fudge

  1. Oh boy, do they both look good. I do like fudge but don't have it very often. I've made some before for Christmas and everyone loved it. Don't think it was as creamy looking as yours though.

  2. I love Fudge! My mum makes yummy chocolate fudge every Christmas. Sadly this is my first dairy free Christmas so I miss out. I might have to google Vegan Fudge…

  3. Fudge means so many different things – for me as long as it has condensed milk and chocolate – and I don't think you can wrong with this combination for gifts – I don't mind making gifts but get nervous about transporting them – good luck with them on the journey

  4. so, SO beautifull!! ive never seen a better looking fudge. i love your photos! the food and styling is impeccable and the light just strikes the food in all the right directions, and there's plenty of them too! thanks for sharing all your lovely recipe ideas! =)

  5. while i'd love to say that fudge is too sweet for me, that's not quite the case 😉 these look fantastic, and i'm all over that salted caramel version!!

  6. Mmmmmm, fudgy fudge! Love it and will most definitely be trying to make my own these holidays! The first couple of photos look a lot like the sauce I make for sticky date puddings – my BIL saw it once at that stage and decided there were some things in life that you're better off not knowing what goes into them 🙂

  7. Both fudges look fab! My momma is a fudge fanatic and would love it if I started making homemade fudge… Maybe I'll have to give it a try- especially after reading these recipes!

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