Treats & Sweets: Caramel Fudge Recipe

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.

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

Tools & Equipment:

  • Square pan
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Microwavable Bowl
  • Sealable Container For Storing


  • 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)


  1. Grease an 8-inch square pan and set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a 1-quart microwavable dish. Melt in the microwave.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix well. Microwave for 2 minutes. It will be very hot so handle it carefully!
  4. Stir until it cools slightly and starts to thicken.
  5. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Add the powdered sugar and stir until well blended and there are no lumps.
  7. Mix in the nuts then spread into the prepared pan.
  8. Refrigerate for one hour before cutting into squares.

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