Salted Caramel Fudge {in 5 minutes}

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Salted Caramel Fudge ©Rhonda Adkins Photography 2013

It’s amazing how this time of year tempts even the non-sweet maker into a cookie and candy making machine. Actually it’s quite over-whelming at times which is why I love having a few super quick and easy recipes on hand. One of my go to recipes every year is my 5-minute fudge,. Every year I change it up so it feels like something totally new.

Milk Duds

This year I took my cue from one of my sweet loves, salted caramel, which is heaven to me. I made this super easy by using milk duds (chocolate covered caramels), truth is that the family doesn’t really care for Milk Duds, they like chocolate and they like caramel but they do not care for Milk Duds. Because the family doesn’t care for them, I ended up having a bunch of them leftover from Halloween. I took my chances and stirred them into my fudge. An amazing thing happened, the chocolate on the outside melted and blended with the fudge and left these beautiful pockets of caramel. Because of my adoration for salted caramel I topped my little fudge squares with fleur de sel.

Salted Caramel Fudge ©Rhonda Adkins Photography 2013

That was it, a perfect 5 minute recipe that everyone loved. Although this takes 5 minutes to prepare, it needs to cool for a couple of hours in the fridge.  Once it’s set, take it out and cut it into squares and top with the fleur de sel.  The fudge is best served at room temperature to ensure that the caramel is nice and gooey.

Salted Caramel Fudge ©Rhonda Adkins Photography 2013



Salted Caramel Fudge {in 5 minutes}
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
  1. 2 (10 ounce bags) chocolate chips
  2. 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1 cup Milk Duds
  5. Fleur de sel (or other coarse salt)
  1. Line an 8 x 8 square pan with foil or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large microwaveable safe bowl add 3 cups morsels, sweetened condensed milk and pinch of salt. Microwave for 1 minute, stir. Microwave another minute and stir until smooth and creamy. If necessary keep microwaving and stirring for 30 seconds more until chips are melted completely.
  3. Stir in Milk Duds. Using a spatula spread the fudge evenly across the pan.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 or more hours. Lift out of pan and slice into small pieces. Top each piece with a little fleur de sel.
  1. Serve the fudge at room temperature.
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11 Responses to Salted Caramel Fudge {in 5 minutes}

  1. Betty December 13, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Hi – this sounds divine, but what marshmallows? They aren’t listed in the ingredients. I’m definitely making this, btw!!

    • Giggles December 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      Betty, oh dear I’ve been caught being my lazy self! I copied the directions from my rocky road fudge and missed deleting the marshmallow bit. I’ve corrected it now, thanks for catching it and letting me know.

      • Betty December 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

        Sweet (so to speak). Thanks!!

  2. Karen December 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Great idea! They look so good!

    • Giggles December 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      The simple stuff is always the best idea!

  3. Debra December 15, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    I am just not much of a candy maker b/c it seems they all flop. Five minutes you say? Milk duds you say? Maybe I can handle this! Thank you.

    • Giggles December 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      Debra, I’m not much of a candy maker either which is why any candy I make has to be super easy! I’d say this was foolproof but I don’t want to jinx it! Let’s just say it’s about as easy as it gets in the candy department. Last week I tried making foolproof peanut brittle, evidently I’m the fool that its not proofed for…total failure!

      • Debra December 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

        There is an absolutely foolproof microwave peanut brittle. Seriously, we were making that stuff when we were ten (with a early edition of a microwave that was about as big as some real oven today! LOL) If a ten year old can do it, I know that you can too. 🙂

        • Giggles December 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

          I redid it and success, microwave method worked. I used to have one of those gigormous microwaves, it even had shelves!

          • Debra December 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

            And, I have made two batches of this wonderful fudge and it was devoured by both my teachers and The Hubs co-workers! He even told me that it might be better than his “secret family recipe” fudge. That is a supreme compliment to you!

          • Giggles December 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

            Awww, you just made my heart swell!