What would YOU do for a piece of Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge? Rich chocolate with swirls of caramel and topped with sea salt, this easy fudge recipe is perfect for even a beginner!
Love homemade candy recipes? Try our copycat Reese’s peanut butter cups. Or whip up a batch of rocky road fudge soon.
Why this Recipe Works
Love salted caramel? After how popular this Salted Caramel Brownie recipe was with all of you, I thought you’d probably love this easy fudge just as much.
The base recipe of this Salted Caramel Fudge might look familiar if you’ve been reading here for a while. It’s based on my Fannie May Fudge with a layer of creamy caramel and coarse salt on top.
- You don’t need a candy thermometer to make homemade fudge when you use the right combination of ingredients (and follow my instructions)
- Tastes every bit as good as the expensive fudge from a specialty candy store.
Bite into this velvety smooth fudge for an explosion of sweetness tempered by the perfect touch of saltiness. I love adding this to our list Christmas candy recipes!
- Espresso Powder – This deepens the flavor of the chocolate fudge layer. You can also substitute any strong instant coffee powder.
- Caramel bits – If you can’t find caramel baking bits, substitute 2 cups of soft caramel candies.
- Kosher salt – Kosher salt is coarser than table salt which makes it ideal for salted caramel fudge. Coarse sea salt will work as well.
Start by bringing sugar, vanilla, milk, butter and espresso powder to a rolling boil. Stir it constantly while you let it continue to boil for a full two minutes.
Pour the hot mixture over a bowl filled with marshmallows and chocolate morsels, then use your stand mixer to combine everything until the chocolate is melted and it forms a creamy, smooth fudge base.
While you let your stand mixer work on the fudge, melt the caramel candies with heavy cream in the microwave.
Pour the chocolate fudge mixture into a parchment-lined baking pan, then drizzle the caramel mixture on stop. Use a knife to swirl the caramel and fudge together.
Sprinkle the fudge with coarse salt and let it set in the fridge for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.
PRO TIP: Love today’s treat? Try our salted caramel bark for an easy candy treat.
No, once it’s firmed up you can store it at room temperature (unless you like how it tastes cold, in which case feel free to keep it in the fridge).
I wouldn’t recommend it because the fine granules will sink into the caramel and you won’t get quite as much of a salted flavor.
No! For most of my fudge recipes, just make sure to bring the mixture to a nice strong boil and stir well as directed. No candy thermometer needed.
Fans of sweet and salty desserts: this fudge is for you! Rich and indulgent chocolate topped with caramel and a touch of salt makes a simple fudge recipe taste extra impressive.
Whip up a batch of this Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge tonight and tomorrow you’ll be everyone’s new best friend!
I loved reading the recipes, they sound wonderful! I collect recipes that I like and make then all! My only complaint is that your recipes aren’t printable. I love to print several of these and try them.
there is a print button on all my recipes 🙂
I would love to try this recipe this Christmas. I don’t have espresso powder handy, would cocoa powder work? And does caramel sauce work with this recipe as well? I have a lot of that handy.
Espresso powder is what gives this fudge a hint of coffee, so cocoa powder wouldn’t really be a good substitute. Caramel sauce is going to be pretty thin, and it won’t harden up like the melted caramels would. Sorry!!
Aimee,,, LOVE your recipies. Does the fudge have to have the WHOLE MARSHMALLOWS or can miniature be used?
Thanks Aimee!!! 🙂
I don’t see marshmallows in the list of ingredients.
EEk, you’re right. It should have 25 marshmallows in the ingredients list (regular sized)
I’m not a fan of mocha flavor,can I substitute it with cocoa or just leave it out? Otherwise this sounds awesome!
I’m planning on leaving the mocha out but not replacing it with anything.
It can be made without the espresso and still taste amazing 🙂
OH MY GOSH! This look so amazing! I need to try it!
This may be the best fudge combo EVER! Looks SO good, Aimee!
I can never get enough of salted caramel so love that you are sharing all these goodies with them. This fudge looks incredible! Love the caramel mocha flavor combination!
Such a great fudge combo!