Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge is totally easy to make, smooth, creamy and simply irresistible! A little caramel in every chocolatey bite!
Caramel Fudge Recipe with Condensed Milk
Here I go with another fudge recipe made with condensed milk of course! My husband thinks I am obsessed, and while it is true that I just can't seem to help myself, I love coming up with new ideas and ways to serve fudge. I figure you can never have too many options!
How could I not publish a version of fudge with a delicious, mouth watering, perfect caramel swirl in it? We worked hard and loved every minute of testing and we have come up with the tastiest caramel swirl around!
Well we think so! This chocolate caramel fudge is out of this world good. Especially covered in a light sprinkling of coarse sea salt making the best salted caramel chocolate fudge around!
I know you will love it. Chocolate and caramel are two flavors that go beautifully together and in fudge they are truly divine! This fudge recipe was meant to be just like my Easiest Caramel Infused Chocolate Cupcakes which for a chocolate caramel cupcake lover is also a dream come true!
I love having fudge in a container in my freezer. Perfect for when you want a sweet treat after dinner or are just craving a bite of something truly wonderful!
This recipe will soon become a family favorite and some of you will thank me and others maybe not so much! Especially once you experience how amazing this fudge is for the first time!
Best Chocolate Caramel Fudge Recipe
I hope you are not sick of me going on and on about my love of fudge! I figure the more fudge the better and you can never have enough!
There are so many colors and fudge flavors, that depending on your mood, or what is in your home, you can make the ultimate sweet treat, whenever you desire!
All the different colors to consider when deciding on exactly which fudge you are going to make. I consider the time of year and the occasion, if any, I am celebrating.
You are only limited by your imagination and that is so true. You can literally look at fudge as a blank canvas and design on it any way you want! Next is the best part, you get to eat it for days or weeks, you get the idea!
For example you can add some chopped pecans to this Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge and end up with a turtle fudge! Also, you can sprinkle a little coarse sea salt across the top and you have a salted caramel chocolate fudge!
This fudge is gorgeous and turns out perfectly every time you make it, so much so you will think it looks too good to eat! You will love the taste and everyone will want this recipe!
The Perfect Edible Gift
This fudge (and every other fudge on the planet) is perfect to include in gift baskets, boxes or just wrapped up in cellophane with a ribbon! I get so much joy out of making all kinds of different fudge and creating these wonderful homemade, edible gifts to give to special people in our lives!
Every year I prepare so many varieties of fudge and I create collections of different kinds of fudge, perfect for each person or family I am giving an edible gift to. Fudge always looks so pretty all packaged up and I think most people love to receive edible gifts as well!
I grab all kinds of platters, boxes, trays and cellophane from our local dollar store and I am ready to go! I just love the dollar store and I love being able to bring some sweet treats with me everywhere I go in all shapes and sizes!
My best friend calls fudge a cheap and cheerful gift to give! Relatively inexpensive to make and always a smile on the receiver's face! Well said!
No matter the size or shape of your sweet tray it will look spectacular. Like me, you will be asked to bring more the next time you are invited out and you will bring another one! This is the perfect dessert for easy sharing!
Remember that creating a sweet tray is super simple. Grab a tray or platter from your local dollar store so you don't have to get it back, and put a bunch of different treats all over it in any pattern you like.
Sometimes I group the desserts in bunches or groups, and sometimes I don't. I will just spread everything out all over the tray in a sort of random order, sometimes in random sizes, and boy oh boy does it look terrific!
You can also use silicone molds to control the size and shape of the fudge pieces. The molds will allow you to make the fudge a little fancier and you will never be disappointed with the finish product.
It is true that the silicone molds can take a little more time to fill and decorate but the end result make it definitely worth it!
I am a huge fan of giving fudge, wrapped in cellophane with ribbons and a gift tag, to anyone and everyone, over the holidays as edible gifts and on sweet trays! Fudge is so colorful and I love sharing small bites of sweet chocolate goodness!
If you decide you want to try and make some edible gifts for teachers, neighbors, family or friends, I have listed some more unique fudge ideas below that are perfect for any occasion.
Not only do we make this Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge we have a few others you might want to have a look at below!
Unique Fudge Recipes to Try
What Is White Chocolate?
Before we discuss white chocolate, we need to say what chocolate really is. It all starts with cocoa beans. The taste and type of chocolate is determined by how the beans are treated and what kinds and amounts of additives are used.
White chocolate is a type of chocolate confection consisting of cocoa butter, not cocoa beans, sugar, and milk solids. It also can include other sweeteners and flavoring like peppermint, almond or vanilla.
White Chocolate is known for it's white or ivory color and higher melting point. For more detailed information on white chocolate you can have a look here.
What forms does White Chocolate come in?
White chocolate can come in chips, squares or melts. For the record, melts are small disks that have an easy melting point and are similar to chips. It is important to know that if a recipe calls for chips and all you have is baking squares or the opposite, you do have a couple of options.
Without a kitchen scale, be aware that 1 ¼ cups of chips are the roughly equivalent to an 8-oz bar of baking chocolate. It you have a scale it is much easier weigh out replacements in ounces.
White chocolate chips tend to be thick and clumpy due to additives that make them somewhat resistant to melting. White chocolate baking squares or bars melt a lot easier than chips, which is great for making candies or a chocolate sauces.
A tablespoon or two of butter or shortening will help melt the chips or whatever type of chocolate you are using into a nice smooth texture if you're having problems and melting is not going well.
It is also necessary to discuss the type of chips or chocolate used. Cheaper brands usually include more fillers that make them in most cases, more resistant to melting.
A good rule of thumb is to check the ingredients on the package and if there is vegetable oil listed, know you will most likely need to add a tablespoon or two of butter or shortening to achieve desired results. Regardless, now you know a trick to solve the problem if it arises!
Substitutes for White Chocolate
There are quite a few substitutions for white chocolate if you don't have any around, have a look below. Keep in mind that different kinds of chocolate will possible change the flavor and color of the chocolate dessert you're creating.
Regardless, substitute the exact same amount of whichever type of chocolate you desire.
Milk chocolate is a sweet chocolate that you can either use in recipes, especially cookie recipes, or just to snack on. It contains at about 10% cocoa with added sugar, milk and cocoa butter.
White Chocolate Almond Bark (Confectionery Coating) comes in a different forms from chips to blocks to squares. Despite it's name, it doesn't contain nuts and is valued for it's texture, taste, and melting ease.
You're most likely going to have to add 1 tablespoon or two of butter or shortening as well since it doesn't contain any cocoa butter or chocolate liquor to assist in the melting process.
Unsweetened chocolate Made solely of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, the taste of this chocolate is bitter and usually unsuitable for eating, so it's generally only used in baking. It's perfect in cake, cookie or brownie recipes.
Dark chocolate Since it's sweeter than unsweetened chocolate and has less sugar, it's quite popular with those that want a sweet treat but are health conscious because again, it has less sugar than other chocolates. It has 35% cocoa.
Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened dark chocolate that also contains at least 35% cocoa. It is mostly used in baking and is great for recipes that call for a strong chocolate flavor.
Semi-sweet chocolate This chocolate is also made with at least 35% cocoa and is the most versatile form of chocolate. It's ideal for baking and eating and can be found in many chocolate chip cookie recipes. It also has cocoa butter and sugar added.
What can I include in Easy Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge?
The best part about this chocolate caramel fudge, besides the rich and creamy taste, is the wonderful caramel swirl. Remember you can add anything you can think of into it, depending on the occasion, if any.
This delicious chocolate caramel fudge looks so gorgeous and tastes absolutely incredible.
I have listed some suggestions below but I wanted to discuss a few first.
You can add some chopped pecans to this Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge and end up with a turtle fudge! Remember you can also sprinkle a little coarse sea salt across the top and you have a salted caramel chocolate fudge!
If you need more suggestions, or if you have more ideas please let me know because the longer the list the better and I like to try different things too! Remember anything and everything goes!
- cream filled cookies
- dried fruits
- broken pretzel
- toffee bits
- butterscotch chips
- chocolate chips
- caramel chips
- chocolate covered caramels
- sprinkles or sparkles
Ingredients in Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge
- milk chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
- white chocolate chips
- heavy or whipping cream
How to make Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge
Ideally, use two pots to make this fudge, going at the exact same time. One for the Chocolate Fudge and one for the Caramel Swirl. Usually, I start the Caramel Swirl first because it generally takes a bit longer.
Your goal is to have both done around the same time so you can pour one in the pan right after the other.
While your chocolate is melting, heat another saucepan over low heat.
Add whipping or heavy cream and wait until hot, but not boiling. Add caramels, white chocolate chips and butter. Stir for 5-6 minutes or until melted, thick and creamy.
In a saucepan, over low heat, add sweetened condensed milk and heat until hot but not boiling. If mixture starts to boil remove pot from heat for a moment, stir and return to heat.
Add chocolate chips and butter, stirring frequently, until smooth and creamy.
Add in flour and stir until incorporated.
Putting it together
Prepare your square (8x8 or 9x9 inch) pan with cooking spray and parchment or wax paper. I like to cut parchment paper around the edges so it fits in your fridge better.
Pour in chocolate mixture.
Drop spoonfuls of caramel sauce all over the top, and swirl with a hot spoon or hot knife to marble.
Now comes the hard part. The wait. This fudge is definitely worth it. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until fudge mixture is firm and set.
Cut, serve and enjoy!
How long will condensed milk fudge last?
At room temperature
Fudge made with condensed milk will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an airtight container.
In your fridge
If you keep your fudge in an airtight container in your fridge it will last up to a month.
In your freezer
You also have the option of freezing portion sizes of your choosing, wrapped in parchment paper or plastic wrap, and frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag with as much air removed as possible, for up to 3 months.
When you need some frozen fudge, place pieces or bag or container on your kitchen counter to thaw ideally overnight and get to room temperature. Yes I have tried a piece practically frozen and I still loved it. Waiting can be difficult.
How to make raw flour safe to eat
I have been doing it for a long time and have never gotten sick. My grandparents who lived on a farm served us cookie dough with raw flour and farm fresh eggs and never got sick. I might just be lucky.
That being said I want to give you some information on the risk you take consuming raw flour and what you can easily do to avoid getting sick.
To toast the flour in the oven, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. With the microwave you just heat for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring every 15 seconds, and you're good to go!
I microwaved the flour in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second intervals five times and it worked beautifully.
Regardless of your chosen method, the flour must reach a temperature 0f 165 degrees to be deemed safe to eat and it is just that simple to ensure it's safety. I have never done this myself but that doesn't mean you won't want to!
If you would like further information on E. coli linked to raw flour take a look here.
For more info on baking the bacteria away look here.
For more information on microwaving away the bacteria look here.
It is generally recommended that you DO NOT ingest or even just taste anything that contains raw flour. Make sure it has been cooked before eating it. This includes flour being used as a thickening agent.
For more information about the FDA recommendations, check this link out.
Holiday Desserts to Try
Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge Video
Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge
- 1 cup caramels, baking or square caramels quartered
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, sprinkled all over top of fudge
- Ideally, use two pots to make this fudge, going at the exact same time. One for the Chocolate Fudge and one for the Caramel Swirl. Usually, I start the Caramel Swirl first because it generally takes a bit longer. Your goal is to have both done around the same time so you can pour one in to the pan right after the other.
- Prepare and measure all of your ingredients. If you are unable to find baking caramels grab square caramels, peel off the plastic and cut them in half twice, or into quarters, for easier melting.
- Grab a small saucepan and put it on low heat.
- Add heavy or whipping cream and once hot, but not boiling, add butter, caramels and white chocolate chips. Again, if mixture starts to boil remove pot from heat for a moment, stir and return to heat.
- Stir continuously and heat for 5 to 6 minutes until caramels and chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- In another saucepan, over low heat, pour in sweetened condensed milk. Once hot, but not boiling, add chocolate chips, and butter, stirring frequently, until smooth and creamy. If mixture starts to boil remove pot from heat for a moment, stir and return to heat.
- Add in flour and continue to stir until blended.
Putting it all together
- Prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray and then parchment or wax paper. I usually cut the parchment around the edges so it fits in the fridge better.
- Pour in chocolate mixture and try to make it as level as possible across the top.
- Drop spoonfuls of caramel sauce all over the top, and swirl with a hot spoon or hot knife to marble. I run a knife or a spoon under hot water, dry it off and run it, in all different patterns, inside the pan, trying not to touch the bottom of it.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or until fudge is firm and set.
- Cut or slice with a hot knife, and serve. Enjoy!
- Add pecans to the fudge mixture and sprinkled on top. You end up turtle fudge
Sated Caramel Chocolate Fudge
- Sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top of fudge for the salted caramel flavor.