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Easy Caramel Fudge Recipe

Brace yourself for the world’s easiest, most irresistible caramel fudge made using just two ingredients: dulce de leche and semi-sweet white chocolate chips. Yes, you read that right – only two ingredients stand between you and a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth treat. 

Hand selecting a piece of caramel fudge.

Welcome, fellow fudge lovers! Today, we’re sharing with you a homemade fudge recipe that requires only two ingredients. Yes, you heard it right—just two! Prepare your taste buds for the ultimate indulgence as we whip up a batch of incredibly creamy and irresistible Caramel Fudge. Armed with dulce de leche and semi-sweet white chocolate chips, this recipe is about to sweep you off your feet in the most delightful way possible.

Let’s look at how to make this sweet treat.

Ingredients

​To make this simple fudge, you need the following items which you will be able to find at your local grocery store:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) of dulce de leche (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet white chocolate chips
Bowl of white chocolate baking chips and a can of Dulce de Leche.

How To Make Fudge

Step 1: Prepare your baking dish and gather your ingredients. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. This will make removing the fudge a breeze. Dulce de leche, a heavenly caramel-like spread made from sweetened condensed milk, and semi-sweet white chocolate chips which add a touch of decadence that will make your heart skip a beat.

Step 2: Melt & Mix. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the white chocolate chips and microwave for 2 minutes. Stop every 30 seconds to stir the chips. (This helps ensure even melting and avoiding overcooking the chocolate.) Once it is creamy and smooth, add the can of caramel and stir until thoroughly combined. The mixture is going to become thick.

Scoop of dulce de leche on top of melted white chocolate chips in a bowl.

Pro Tip: If you prefer using a stovetop instead of microwaving, set up a double boiler by placing the bowl over simmering water. Stir continuously until all ingredients are melted and blended smoothly. You’ll want to use a candy thermometer to ensure that your fudge mixture does not exceed 240 degrees.

Step 3: Pour & Set. Once your mixture has reached its smooth molten state, pour it into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly so every bite delivers pure fudgy bliss.

Pan of fudge firming up,

Step 3b: Optional Add-ons? Absolutely! Now comes the fun part. You can always jazz up your fudge by sprinkling some sea salt flakes, crushed nuts, or even colorful sprinkles on top before it sets. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Step 4: Time to Chillax. Place your fudge creation in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until it solidifies into luscious caramel fudge perfection. Exercise patience here, my friend—it’ll be more than worth the wait.

Pieces of fudge on a wooden cutting board.

Tips

  • For best results, keep your fudge fresh by storing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you are entertaining, it can be left out at room temperature for a couple of hours.
  • Achieve the perfect fudge consistency by adjusting the chocolate quantity. If it turns out too hard, reduce the chocolate; if it’s gummy or too soft, add more chocolate.
  • Opt for Nestle chocolate chips for a consistently reliable outcome, as different brands can yield slightly varied results.
  • Exercise caution during the heating process, ensuring the fudge doesn’t exceed 240 degrees. Temperatures beyond this point may cause the milk and sugar to separate, resulting in a waxy appearance. While it won’t affect the taste, it can impact the overall look of the fudge.

Who knew that creating a delectable batch of caramel fudge could be so delightfully simple? We did, that’s who. Whether you’re satisfying your sweet tooth or impressing your friends with your culinary prowess, this recipe is sure to become a go-to favorite. So go ahead, embrace the sweetness, and indulge in the sheer bliss of this ridiculously easy yet undeniably addictive caramel fudge. Just remember to share (or not) because, with such heavenly goodness, it’s hard not to keep it all for yourself!

Stack of fudge on a plate.

If you like this recipe, you are bound to like our other 2-ingredient fudge recipes: Vanilla Fudge and Chocolate Fudge.

Hand selecting a piece of caramel fudge.

2-Ingredient Caramel Fudge

Create this delightful 2-Ingredient Caramel Fudge effortlessly, and its irresistible taste will have you coming back for more. This super easy recipe boasts a rich caramel flavor, making it perfect for the holidays or whenever those sweet cravings strike. You'll find yourself making it again and again!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 16
Calories: 121kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces dulce de leche (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Prepare your baking dish and gather your ingredients. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, place the white chocolate chips and microwave for 2 minutes. Stop every 30 seconds to stir the chips. (This helps ensure even melting and avoiding overcooking the chocolate.) Once it is creamy and smooth, add the can of caramel and stir until throughly combined. The mixture is going to become thick.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • Optional Add-ons? Absolutely! Now comes the fun part. You can always jazz up your fudge by sprinkling some sea salt flakes, crushed nuts, or even colorful sprinkles on top before it sets. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place your fudge creation in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until it solidifies.

Notes

  • For best results, keep your fudge fresh by storing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you are entertaining, it can be left out at room temperature for a couple of hours.
  • Achieve the perfect fudge consistency by adjusting the chocolate quantity. If it turns out too hard, reduce the chocolate; if it’s gummy or too soft, add more chocolate.
  • Opt for Nestle chocolate chips for a consistently reliable outcome, as different brands can yield slightly varied results.
  • Exercise caution during the heating process, ensuring the fudge doesn’t exceed 240 degrees. Temperatures beyond this point may cause the milk and sugar to separate, resulting in a waxy appearance. While it won’t affect the taste, it can impact the overall look of the fudge.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This easy-to-follow recipe ensures that you can whip up a batch of this decadent treat in no time, perfect for satisfying those sudden cravings or impressing guests with your culinary skills.

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