Melissa's Cuisine: Salted Caramel Fudge

Monday, January 20, 2014

Salted Caramel Fudge

A smooth chocolate fudge, with a surprise ingredient for the caramel, topped with a pinch of salt. And made in only 5 minutes! Could it be the best fudge ever?
Melissa's Cuisine: Salted Caramel Fudge
Towards the end of last summer, Mike, Summer and I ventured out to a local blueberry farm. After seeing multiple television commercials advertising ask the farm had to offer we decided to check it out. It was our first real outing as a family of three and we were hoping to make an afternoon of it. Unfortunately however, we quickly realized that the small barn had been hyped up on TV and the farm was not at all what we expected. Our little trip lasted about 15 minutes.

We walked away with a box of blueberries, some donuts, and a box of assorted fudge. Yes, fudge from a blueberry farm. And it didn't disappoint! That box of fudge is what redeemed the blueberry farm for us.  We savored every last bite and are already looking forward to going back this summer.  Going to a blueberry farm for fudge...that's us!

I was assigned to The Kitchen Witch for this month's Secret Recipe Club.  It didn't take me more than a few minutes of browsing through Rhonda's blog to decide which recipe I would be making.  (Though so many o her recipes looked amazing!)  Her recipe for Salted Caramel Fudge immediately caught my eye and I was smitten.  Especially when I read the ingredient list and realized how simple the recipe really was.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the caramel in the recipe came from one of my favorite candies--Milk Duds!

Seriously, could this recipe get any better?

I quickly found out it couldn't!  The fudge came together in about 5 minutes.  After 2 agonizing hours in the fridge it had hardened enough for me to cut into it. My first bite was everything I hoped for--a sweet and creamy fudge, with the perfect amount of saltiness, and a bite of caramel.  Delicious!
Melissa's Cuisine: Salted Caramel Fudge

Salted Caramel Fudge

Ingredients:
3 cups chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
pinch of salt
1 cup Milk Duds
coarse salt (I use Himalayan Pink Salt)

1.  In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and a pinch of salt.

2.  Microwave for 1 minute and then stir.  Return to the microwave and heat in 20 second increments, stirring each time, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture can be stirred smooth.

3.  Stir the Milk Duds into the chocolate mixture.

4.  Spread the fudge into an 8x8" pan that has been lined with foil.

5.  Sprinkle the fudge with coarse salt.

6.  Refrigerate fudge for at least 2 hours, until set.

7.  Cut the fudge into 1" squares.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge, but serve the fudge at room temperature.

Source: The Kitchen Witch

14 comments:

  1. This looks decadent! Delicious choice for SRC. Happy New Year!

    Chris (melecotte.com)

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  2. Pretty as well as delicious. Salt brings so much to dessert!

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  3. Milk Duds? Awesome! It looks wonderful and I can't wait to try it. Fudge is a favorite in my house! Thanks for this one. Great SRC pick/.

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  4. Yum, interesting idea for using up milk duds!

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  5. Would have never thought Milk Duds were a part of this recipe! Anything with chocolate and sea salt is getting attention from me for sure :)

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  6. What a cleaver idea! Loving this. Great pick for this month. TASTY!

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  7. These look absolutely wonderful what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

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  8. Milk Duds in fudge??? I'm sold!!!!

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  9. Looks delicious! Brilliant idea using Milk Duds!

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  10. There is NOTHING better than quick and easy fudge. And with caramel. PERFECT!!!!

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  11. I love how thick that fudge is! :) It looks so yummy! Stopping by from Dream to Reality to invite you to link up at Tasty Tuesdays, where I pin every post shared: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/tasty-tuesdays-45-stumbleupon-blog-ops.html Hope to see you there!

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  12. I'm totally obsessed with all things salted caramel!! This looks awesome and way to easy :)

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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