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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Salted Dark Chocolate and Caramel Fudge

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Fudge by Baking Makes Things Better

I’ve been having fun inventing new fudge flavours recently.  We’ve had Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry and White Choc, and now there is this delicious gem; Salted Dark Chocolate and Caramel Fudge.  It is quite indulgent and I love the hits of salt in the dark choc layer.

Dark Chocolate Layer

375g packet dark chocolate melts
395g can condensed milk
30g butter
½ teaspoon salt

Caramel layer
125g Butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup brown sugar
100g white chocolate melts

100g dark chocolate, melted

Grease and line a 20cm square tin.  For the dark chocolate layer, put the dark chocolate, condensed milk and butter in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until melted and well combined.  Mix through the salt.  Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and place in the fridge to cool.
To make the caramel layer, melt the butter in a pan.  Remove from the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until combined with the butter.  Add the condensed milk and stir until combined with the sugar and butter.
Add the golden syrup, mix and return to a low heat. Stir the mixture constantly for 10 minutes (be careful not to let the mixture get to hot or boil to rapidly as the sugar will start to crystallise - which tastes quite nice but ruins the smooth consistency.  If the mixture does start to crystallise remove from the heat immediately and stir rapidly).  Remove from the heat and add the chocolate melts. Mix until smooth, then spread the mixture over the top of the dark chocolate layer.  Place in the fridge to set.
Once the fudge has set, chop into squares.  Put the melted chocolate into a snap-lock bag, snip off one of the corners, and drizzle the chocolate over the fudge before serving.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Fudge by Baking Makes Things Better

Plate c/o The Vintage Table.


  1. I know golden syrup is not easily found in the US. Can white Kayro syrup be substituted or do you have another suggestion as to what could be used. The recipe sounds yummy!

    1. I have no idea what white Kayro syrup is sorry!
      Golden syrup is made from boiling sugar and water - you could google how to make it or look up alternatives.

  2. Hi, I believe Karo syrup is like corn syrup? i suggest you try with the karo syrup however it won't have quite the same taste as golden syrup has a caramelly type flavour. :) thanks

  3. Oh dear maybe this fudge was too ambitious for my first attempt at fudge? It hasn't set. Google tells me I didn't get it hot enough - any suggestions for the gooey result?

    1. Make sure you cook the fudge for as long as the recipe says and you do want it quite hot - just below the point where the sugar in it burns and crystallises. I usually have that happen, take it off and stir it rapidly to beat out the heat, then turn the temp down a fraction and keep stirring constantly.

  4. This was the simplest fudge I've ever made, and all my friends loved it.
    I love that fact that you don't have to get it to an exact heat, like most other fudge recipes, and it still sets properly!

    Yay, easy but tasty recipes are the best

  5. You can find Golden Syrup at Cost Plus World Market in the USA. I buy it to make Anzac biscuits.