We love making fudge and giving fudge as Christmas gifts each year. This easy and delicious salted caramel fudge recipe is one of our favourites and unlike some of the others we make is made with Dulce de Leche instead of condensed milk. We package in tins or cellophane bags and gift our friends and family. So here you go our easy Christmas Salted Caramel Fudge recipe to make.
Making Fudge at Home
Although fudge may seem daunting it's really easy to make at home. Using condensed milk or like this recipe calls for Dulce de Leche you can create smooth and delicious fudge with no fuss.
This simple recipe is easy to make and you don't need to buy a thermometer to make it. Just use a double boiler and melt the chocolate and can of dulce de leche together to create your fudge.
How to Use a Double Boiler
A double boiler is one of the best ways to melt chocolate, it prevents it burning and allows you to control how it melts better.
You don't need any special equipment in fact we use a small pan and a pyrex bowl on top at home to do it and even my youngest can do this safely.
You just need to make sure that your bowl is neither too big nor too small so fit snuggly on top of the pan and that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl either.
How to Store your Homemade Fudge
You will probably want to make this in advance and then store to give as gifts.
Luckily in an airtight container at room temperature, it will store for between 7 and 14 days. However, you can extend the storage life to 3 - 4 weeks by keeping in an airtight container in the fridge.
Although some people recommend freezing the fudge, I've found this very hit and miss. It can make it grainy or change the flavour completely.