Salted Chocolate Caramel Fudge

This fudge is a rare example of an idea that evolved a total 180 degrees from its origin.  I started by thinking that I was going to make this red velvet fudge that my friend Tash came up with.  But while I was deciding to make it, I kept making more and more substitutions!  Finally, it reached the point where only the idea of making a cake mix fudge remained!  I’d definitely check out the original for a very different taste, but hopefully this has captured a smooth salted caramel taste.  I know salted caramel is in these days – everything is salted caramel!  But I love it, so here’s my contribution to an ever-growing internet collection of salted caramel.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Fudge (adapted from The Velvet Moon Baker)


400g dark chocolate

12 ounces condensed milk

113g (3/4 cup) Betty Crocker caramel cupcake mix

1 teaspoon sea salt (plus some to sprinkle on top)

50g roughly chopped pretzel chunks

DSC_0159 2Place the chocolate and condensed milk into a saucepan over low heat.  Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and the two are fully mixed.  Stir in the cupcake mix and the sea salt.

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Mix in the pretzel pieces.  Spatula fudge into a 8×8 square tin lined with baking paper.  Sprinkle some sea salt on top for a lovely extra bit of sweet and salty.

DSC_0162 3Allow to cool overnight, then cut into pieces…

DSC_0237The fudge can be stored up to about a week in the fridge and gives a great sweet/salty caramel hit.



  1. Yum, Nick this looks so scrummy 😀

    1. You gave me the idea, pretty girl!

  2. These look really delicious !

  3. oh my this sounds delicious
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  4. Oh my these look so good! Never thought to put cake mix in fudge! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! 🙂

  5. […] sea salt caramel chocolates.  Ever since, I want to make pretty much everything sea salt caramel: fudge, cookies, cake.  It was only a matter of time before I had to try making a salted chocolate […]

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