Caramel Fudge - Easy 3 Ingredient Microwavable Fudge Recipe (2024)

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    This Caramel Fudge gives you all the flavor you love in a good chewy caramel with the creaminess of a soft fudge and it can be made quickly in the microwave using just 2 or 3 ingredients.

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    If you are like me and you love the flavor of caramel but hate that the candy sticks to your teeth, you have got to try this easy caramel fudge recipe. I am so excited that I can now enjoy the flavor of caramel without the sticky chew. I've been busy making so much delicious fudge recently that it's hard to choose a favorite, but this caramel fudge is definitely at the top of the list.

    The caramel flavor in this homemade candy is really fabulous. This fudge is made by blending white chocolate with caramel ice cream sauce. Although there is no actual ice cream in this recipe when you bite into a piece of this fudge it will taste very much like you are eating a spoonful of creamy caramel ice cream.

    To really enhance the flavor of this fudge you can add a sprinkling of salt. If you don't really want to be smacked in the face with the salty flavor, you can blend a pinch of table salt into the fudge or sprinkle it over top. If you enjoy a bit of crunch and an intense contrast of sweet and salty, then sprinkle coarse pretzel salt over top. I went somewhere in between and added a light sprinkling of Kosher salt which has a finer grain than pretzel salt and a coarser grain than table salt.

    Video

    Watch this video to see how simple this caramel fudge recipe is to make.

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    There are so many desserts you can make using caramel or caramel-filled candy like:

    I personally can't get enough of the sweet creamy flavor of caramel and I'm so excited to share this easy fudge recipe with you.

    Ingredients

    • White Chocolate (or white confectionery coating)

      • I like to use Nestle Premier White Morsels, which are actually a confectionery coating, not a pure white chocolate
        • Confectionery coatings swap out the cocoa butter used in making pure white chocolate for vegetable oil (usually palm kernel oil) in order to make the candy easier to work with and they work just fine in most of the easy fudge recipes you'll find here on this site, like Cookies and Cream Fudge, Vanilla Fudge, and Lemon Fudge.

    White chocolate vs. white confectionery coating.

    • White chocolate made with cocoa butter is a bit softer than white confectionery coating made with palm kernel oil so you’ll need to adjust the recipe accordingly.
    • If using white confectionery coating chips (no cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) use 24 ounces, if using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) then use 28 ounces.
    • Caramel Sauce

      • I used Smucker's Caramel Flavored Ice Cream Topping to make my caramel fudge. It's a very thin caramel sauce and it worked perfectly to make a creamy soft fudge. This sauce is easy to find in most grocery stores.
      • I also experimented with a jar of Fran's Caramel Sauce, which was quite a bit thicker. It worked well too but made a firmer fudge.
        • So if you use a thicker sauce, just be aware that your fudge will not look as fluid as the fudge in the video above.
    • Salt

      • If you want to make salted caramel fudge, add salt.
      • I recommend you add at least a pinch of table salt just to balance the flavor.
      • If you want a more intense salty flavor use kosher salt and use pretzelsalt if you want to feel the crunch of the salt on top of your salted caramel fudge.

    Pro Tips:

    • Just some basics, like how to line the pan, how to store your fudge, and for how long. You can find all those answers on our Easy Fudge Recipe FAQ page.
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    Variations

    • This caramel fudge would be amazing layered over top of somechocolate fudge. The flavors go so well together.
    • Sprinkle salt flakes on top or blend salt into the fudge to give it a salted caramel flavor or use Caramel Chips and sweetened condensed milk to make 3-ingredient salted caramel fudge.
    • Toss in some nuts like walnuts or cashews.

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    Recipe

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    Caramel Fudge

    Prep Time

    10 mins

    Cook Time

    2 mins

    Resting Time

    3 hrs

    Total Time

    12 mins

    This simple caramel fudge is soft and creamy and so easy to make using just 2 ingredients.

    Course: Dessert

    Cuisine: American

    Keyword: caramel fudge

    Servings: 24 pieces

    Calories: 184 kcal

    Author: Beth Klosterboer

    Ingredients

    • 24 - 28 ounces white chocolate chips * (see note below)
    • 12 ounces caramel sauce (1 jar Smucker's Caramel Flavored Ice Cream Topping)
    • optional: salt

    Note: If using white confectionery coating chips (no cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) use 24 ounces, if using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) then use 28 ounces.

      Instructions

      1. Line an 8-inch square pan with tin foil or parchment paper.

      2. Pour the white chocolate chips or white confectionery coating wafers and caramel sauce into a microwave-safe mixing bowl.

      3. Heat at 70% power for 90 seconds.

      4. Let the bowl rest in the microwave for 3 minutes.

      5. Remove and stir until melted.

      6. If needed heat for another 15 seconds at 70% power. Let rest and stir.

      7. Pour the fudge into the lined baking pan.

      8. Optional: sprinkle with salt.

      9. Cover with a piece of tin foil or plastic wrap

      10. Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

      11. Remove the fudge from the pan and peel off the tin foil or parchment paper.

      12. Cut into 24 squares.

      Recipe Notes

      • If using white confectionery coating chips (no cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) use 24 ounces, if using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) then use 28 ounces.
      • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
      • This fudge is soft. I highly recommend lining your pan with either non-stick tin foil, regular tin foil that has been sprayed with baking spray, or parchment paper that has been sprayed. You will easily be able to lift the fudge out of the pan in order to cut it.

      • If after the 3 hour chill time you fudge is too soft or sticky, let it chill for another hour or so or set it at room temperature for another few hours to allow it to firm up. Letting it sit overnight will definitely help.

      This recipe was originally published on August 16, 2018.

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      Beth Klosterboer

      Hi, I'm Beth, a professional chocolatier & baker, cookbook author, and event planner. I share my fun food recipes at HungryHappenings.com, easy cookie recipes at HowToMakeEasyCookies.com, rice krispie treat recipes at HowToMakeCerealTreats.com, and easy fudge recipes to share with you here.

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      Reader Interactions

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      1. Cindy

        Thanks for sharing some of this amazing caramel fudge with all of us! My coworkers thought it was the best fudge they ever tasted. It is so soft and creamy!

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        • Beth

          I am so happy to hear everyone loved this caramel fudge. I was happy to share it with you all.

          Reply

      2. Louise Jackson

        Carmel is a family favorite and this is so simple it will become an often served desert.

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      3. Jessica Coleman

        I am in love with this easy caramel fudge! I will be making this again for Christmas. Thank you for giving us such a great recipe.

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        • Beth

          I am so glad! This caramel fudge will definitely make a wonderful Christmas gift or treat to serve after Christmas dinner. I hope your family and friends enjoy it too.

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        • Beth

          I'm so happy you enjoyed this fudge recipe!

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      4. Sarah

        Looks amazing!

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      5. Timothy

        I still can't believe this fudge is made using just 2 ingredients. We made it today and it turned out great. Thanks for such an easy recipe.

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        • Beth

          I am so happy to hear you loved this easy caramel fudge recipe. It is amazing what 2 simple ingredients can create.

          Reply

      6. Mey

        This fudge was so amazingly easy to make and tasted incredible. I'm giving it as gifts for Christmas and know my friends and family are going to love it!

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        • Beth

          I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the flavor of this caramel fudge. I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas candy.

          Reply

      7. Alexis Halechko

        I made this fudge for my family for Christmas and it was a huge hit. It's soft and slightly chewy but not sticky. My mom has dentures and she hasn't enjoyed caramel in a while. She said this was the best fudge she's ever eaten.

        Reply

      8. Delicia Poepping

        This caramel fudge was AMAZING! I loved how easy it was to make too. I would never have thought to use caramel sauce to make fudge and am so happy I tried this recipe.

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        • Beth

          We are happy you tried it too and are glad you enjoyed it so much! 🙂

          Reply

      9. Marcia Hoke

        Perfect just what I was looking for! .

        Reply

        • Beth

          We hope you enjoy this caramel fudge!

          Reply

      10. Nicky Widmann

        This is the best fudge ever!!! I love caramel and fudge and the two together are totally the bomb. I'll be making this again and again for years to come. I'm so glad I found your website.

        Reply

        • Beth

          Thanks! We are so happy you enjoyed this fudge recipe.

          Reply

      11. Georgia

        My daughter and I made this fudge for Christmas and everyone loved it! It has a great caramel flavor. It was a bit soft but we layered the fudge in wax paper in Christmas tins which worked great. Once the fudge dried a bit it has the perfect texture.

        Reply

        • Beth

          I am so happy to hear you and your family and friends enjoyed this caramel fudge! It's one of my favorite recipes.

          Reply

      12. Natalia

        I can't believe how easy this fudge was to make. The caramel flavor was really great too. It was a little sticky. I'd say the texture was somewhere between caramel and fudge.

        Reply

        • Beth

          Glad to hear you enjoyed this fudge recipe. It's definitely a combination of caramel and fudge. I love that I can enjoy the caramel flavor without the candy sticking to my teeth.

          Reply

      13. Kelly Tita

        I just finished cutting my batch of caramel fudge and it tastes soooooooooooooo good! I can't believe how easy this fudge was to make. I did use the Nestle white chocolate chips and it worked perfectly. Thank you for all your great tips.

        Reply

        • Beth

          I'm so glad you liked this fudge and that you found it really easy to make.

          Reply

      14. Debbie Will

        Can I use Dulce de Leche instead of the caramel sauce?

        Reply

        • Beth

          Yes, you can use Dulce de Leche instead of the caramel sauce. Just note that your fudge will firm up more quickly and get really thick when you are stirring it. Dulce de Leche does make amazing tasting fudge though, so it is well worth the extra effort to stir it.

          Reply

      15. Stella Clark

        I couldn't find the caramel sauce that you uses so I bought another brand and it still worked great. The fudge is a little sticky but no one minded that being it had such a great caramel flavor.

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        • Beth

          Glad you were able to find a caramel sauce to make this work. Just about any caramel sauce should work and produce a nice caramel fudge. I'm happy you enjoyed it.

          Reply

      16. Kayla

        This is my favorite fudge ever! I have braces and have not been able to eat caramel in over a year and had a huge craving for it so I searched for a recipe that I could make. This fudge was perfect. It is soft enough that I could eat it. The fudge actually kind of melts in your mouth which was amazing. I loved that it was so easy to make too. Thanks!!!!

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        • Beth

          I'm glad you enjoyed this fudge so much. I thought it would be doable for people with braces.:)

          Reply

      17. Tess

        This looks amazing - could I add in cut up twix chocolate bars?

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        • Beth

          That sounds like a great idea! You can add any mix-ins to any of our fudge recipes.

          Reply

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