I know Mother’s day was a few weeks ago, but better late than never!
This mother’s day I chose to make a chocolate caramel fudge [that ended up tasting exactly like a heath bar (Mom’s favorite candy bar)].
For this recipe, you will need:
(For the fudge)
3 cups chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter
(For the caramel)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp + 1 tsp evaporated milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
(It doesn’t matter which layer you make first)
To make the fudge, all you do is melt your ingredients together and spread the mix into a pan to cool. Seriously, that’s it.
Let your first layer chill before you add the second layer.
For the caramel, mix all the ingredients except the vanilla and bring it up to 250°F. It’ll take forever; be patient. I mean, it’ll take a really long time. You’ll probably think you did something wrong. (You didn’t.)
Once the caramel mixture is up to temp, immediately take it off the heat and add the vanilla.
Pour your second layer over your first layer.
once everything has chilled for several hours, you can take it out of the fridge.
(I recommend using wax paper or parchment paper instead of tin foil, as it gets stuck easily and tears. You don’t want any pieces left in your candy!)
Once you have released your creation from it’s papery/foily prison, you can begin cutting.
As you can see, I ended up flipping my fudge so that the caramel is on the bottom. It really just depends on what temperature your caramel ultimately boils up to and which layer is firmer once they are set up.
You can cut your candies any size you like, but since mine were for mother’s day, I had it set up to be presented as a box of candy. I used mini cupcake liners to keep it from sticking to the box (though it stuck to the liners… oh well.)
I used toothpicks to pick up the pieces and place them into the liners. Then I wrapped the box with plastic wrap to keep them fresh, since I made them a few days ahead of time.
They were a hit! I will definitely be making these again.