I have yet to conquer a real recipe for fudge. (I love to eat it, though!)
Whenever we visit a cute little town with those adorable little boardwalks, I always try the free samples of fudge and spend a lot of time figuring out which kinds to purchase.
Despite my affection for such a sweet treat, I've never really made any on my own. Until I met this recipe for caramel fudge.
It is the easiest fudge recipe you'll ever find - some stirring and a microwave, and that's about it! Doesn't get much easier.
But it's sweet and decadent so it only comes out when I pull out my recipes for Christmas sweets. A little bit of this sweet treat goes a long way. So, while it only makes one little pan, cut it into small pieces - you only need a bite of this decadent caramel fudge to be satisfied.
An Easy Christmas Recipe
About 12 years ago Nick and I were living in New Brunswick working at a small Christian school run by a local church. We were good friends with the pastor and his wife and kids. I often exchanged favorite recipes with her and this is one of those recipes.
This caramel fudge is quick to make and a real favorite for sweet fudge fans. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make.
Easy Caramel Fudge Recipe
Makes: 16 pieces
- ½ cup butter and extra for greasing pan
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 3¼ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- ½ cup chopped nuts (I really like pecans)
- Grease an 8-inch square pan and set aside.
- Place the butter in a 1-quart microwavable dish. Melt in the microwave.
- Add the brown sugar and mix well. Microwave for 2 minutes. It will be very hot so handle it carefully!
- Stir until it cools slightly and starts to thicken.
- Add the milk and vanilla and mix well.
- Add the powdered sugar and stir until well blended and there are no lumps.
- Mix in the nuts then spread into the prepared pan.
- Refrigerate for one hour before cutting into squares.