Creamy Caramel Fudge
Have a craving for something sweet? This Creamy Caramel Fudge is the perfect recipe for fudge candy that will satisfy your sweet tooth. When it comes to easy dessert recipes, fudge has to be one of the easiest quick dessert recipes you can make. Plus you don't need many ingredients for it either. This recipe for fudge candy only requires cream, sugar and vanilla with a little pinch of salt. Fudge has been a popular type of candy for so long dating back to the 1800s. It has been said that fudge was one of those happy accidents that happened in the baking world when someone was trying to make caramels. Aren't you glad people messed up recipes so we can reap the yummy results? One tip when you are making fudge, don't stir too much air into it, it causes the fudge to not hold together well. Enjoy this delicious homemade fudge and other easy dessert recipes from Grandma's recipe collection.***
Makes 27 piece (more or less depending on size you cut the fudge into
This is a printable recipe.
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup cream
5 Tablespoons Butter
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of coarse ground salt
Prepare a 9x9-inch baking dish.
Line with aluminum foil and butter the foil.
Place the brown sugar into a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of water, heat to boiling and reduce to simple syrup. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, mix 1 cup of cream with 2 cups sugar. Heat over low heat, stir occasionally while you are proceeding with the following.
Slowly melt the remaining one cup sugar in a medium saucepan stirring constantly until it is melted to syrup and slightly browned.
When you first start to melt the sugar it is hard to stir but this is normal.
Pour the caramelized sugar syrup in the cream/sugar mixture. Raise heat to medium heat, stir until all sugar is dissolved. Add in the brown sugar syrup.
When the mixture starts to boil, add the butter. Continue to stir constantly.
Cook to the soft-ball stage.
Use a candy thermometer. When the temperature reaches 235F-240F. Remove from heat, add the vanilla and beat with hand mixer until creamy.
The more you beat after it is creamy, the more air you whip into the fudge and the crumblier it will be. For creamy fudge, stop when it is glossy.
Set the pot aside. It does not take too long to begin really getting thick).
When the mixture starts to stick to the pot and is thick, pour into the prepared pan.
Let cool, cut and enjoy.
Fudge keeps covered in the fridge for two weeks.
If you like a salted caramel, sprinkle lightly with coarse ground sea salt before the candy hardens.
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Nutrition Facts for: Creamy Caramel Fudge From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Light brown sugar, water, granulated sugar, cream, butter, pure vanilla extract, coarse ground salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 27 servings * Per Serving:Calories 129, Calories from Fat 23, Total Fat 2.6g 4%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 8%, Cholesterol 7mg 2%, Sodium 24mg 1%, Potassium 12mg 0%, Carbohydrates 27.8g 9%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 27.7g, Protein 0.1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 0%
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