Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge | 5 Ingredients

The easiest 5 ingredient Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge recipe ever!! Super quick, totally delicious and ready in just 10 minutes. 

Sea salt sprinkled over the top of pieces of caramel fudge.

Microwave fudge recipes are the perfect fuss-free dessert. They’re quick and easy to make and everyone loves them! From this delicious Salted Caramel Fudge recipe to Chocolate Baileys Fudge, Chocolate Tim Tam Fudge, Rocky Road Fudge or Milo Malted Milk Fudge, there’s a microwave fudge recipe to suit everyone! 

Long slices of salted caramel fudge on a cake stand.

Ingredients For Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge

This recipe needs just 5 basic ingredients…

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • full fat sweetened condensed milk
  • sea salt 
  • white chocolate melts (or white cooking chocolate)

* scroll to the bottom of the post for the recipe card with ingredient quantities and the full method

Ingredients for salted caramel fudge.

How To Make Fudge In The Microwave

It doesn’t get any easier than this simple one-bowl recipe!

Step 1 – Melt the butter, sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar

Place the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl and melt together in the microwave for 8 minutes (take out and stir every 2 minutes). The sugar should have dissolved and the mixture be lightly bubbling by the end. 

Butter, sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar in a bowl.

Melted butter and brown sugar.

Melted brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and butter.

Step 2 – Stir through the white chocolate and sea salt

Working quickly, stir through the white chocolate melts and sea salt. The heat of the mixture will melt the chocolate. 

White chocolate melts on a bowl of melted caramel fudge.

Caramel fudge mixture in a bowl.

Step 3 – Pour into the tin and sprinkle with extra sea salt

Pour the mixture into a prepared slice tin and spread out with a spoon. Sprinkle extra sea salt over the top of the fudge and place into the fridge to set. 

Salted caramel fudge in a baking tin.

What Type Of Chocolate Is Best?

This fudge recipe works best using white chocolate melts. Chocolate melts can be bought in the baking section of any major supermarket (I generally use Cadbury or Nestle brand). If you can’t buy white chocolate melts, choose a block of white cooking chocolate and break into small pieces before stirring through the mixture. 

White chocolate melts and white cooking chocolate melt easier than a block of normal white chocolate, giving you a smooth, creamy fudge

Tips For Cooking Fudge In The Microwave

  1. Know the wattage of your microwave oven and adjust the time/temperature of the recipe accordingly – this recipe is made using an 1100 watt microwave oven and cooked on high. If your microwave has a lower wattage, you may need to cook the fudge longer. If your microwave has a higher wattage, it may need less cooking time. 
  2. Test the fudge every 2 minutes – remove the fudge from the microwave every two minutes and stir. Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is lightly bubbling, it’s ready to stir through the chocolate and sea salt. 
  3. Use full fat sweetened condensed milk – full fat sweetened condensed milk will set firmer than skim condensed milk. I always recommend using full fat sweetened condensed milk when baking. 
  4. Use white chocolate melts or white cooking chocolate – these melt easier than a normal block of white chocolate and will result in a smoother and creamier fudge. 

Pieces of salted caramel fudge on a white cake stand.

How Long Will Fudge Last? 

Fudge will last in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks or in the fridge (sealed in an airtight container) for 2-3 weeks. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months (allow to come to room temperature before consuming). 

More Microwave Fudge Recipes

If you love fudge, then make sure you check out these delicious recipes:

A piece of caramel fudge with a bite mark taken out.

FAQ

Can I make this recipe using a stove-top instead of a microwave?

Yes, absolutely! Simply melt the butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk over medium/high heat (stirring continuously) until melted. Remove from the heat and stir through the white chocolate melts and sea salt. 

What if my microwave is a different wattage to yours?

My recipe has been made using an 1100 watt microwave. If your microwave has a higher wattage, you may need to cook it for less time. Lower wattage microwaves may need to be cooked longer. Remove the fudge from the microwave every 2 minutes to check if its melted. 

 

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The easiest 5 ingredient Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge recipe!! Super quick and totally delicious!

Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge

The easiest 5 ingredient Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge recipe!! Super quick and totally delicious!
4.83 from 29 votes
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Course: desserts
Cuisine: fudge
Keyword: Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 349kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 395 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 500 g brown sugar
  • good pinch of sea salt (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 250 g white chocolate

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line a 18X28cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the butter, condensed milk and brown sugar into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt together in the microwave for 8 minutes (take out and stir every 2 minutes) - see tips below.
  • Stir through the sea salt and white chocolate melts. 
  • Pour the fudge into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the extra sea salt. 
  • Place into the fridge to set for 2 hours before cutting into pieces.

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line a 18X28cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Break chocolate into pieces and grate on Speed 8, 10 seconds. Set aside.
  • Place the sweeteend condensed milk, butter and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl and heat for 5 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 3.
  • Add the grated chocolate and heat for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 4.
  • Pour the fudge into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the extra sea salt. 
  • Place into the fridge to set for 2 hours before cutting into pieces.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Type of chocolate: This fudge recipe works best using white chocolate melts. Chocolate melts can be bought in the baking section of any major supermarket (I generally use Cadbury or Nestle brand). If you can’t buy white chocolate melts, choose a block of white cooking chocolate and break into small pieces before stirring through the mixture. White chocolate melts and white cooking chocolate melt easier than a block of normal white chocolate, giving you a smooth, creamy fudge. 
Know the wattage of your microwave oven and adjust the time/temperature of the recipe accordingly – this recipe is made using an 1100 watt microwave oven and cooked on high. If your microwave has a lower wattage, you may need to cook the fudge longer. If your microwave has a higher wattage, it may need less cooking time. 
Test the fudge every 2 minutes – remove the fudge from the microwave every two minutes and stir. Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is lightly bubbling, it's ready. 
Use full fat sweetened condensed milk – full fat sweetened condensed milk will set firmer than skim condensed milk. I always recommend using full fat sweetened condensed milk when baking. 
Use white chocolate melts or white cooking chocolate – these melt easier than a normal block of white chocolate and will result in a smoother and creamier fudge. 
Storing the fudge: Fudge will last in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks or in the fridge (sealed in an airtight container) for 2-3 weeks. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months(allow to come to room temperature before consuming). 
Stove-top option: To make this fudge using a stove-top, simply melt the butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk over medium/high heat (stirring continuously) until melted. Remove from the heat and stir through the white chocolate melts and sea salt. 

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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115 thoughts on “Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge | 5 Ingredients”

  1. Sally says:

    5 stars
    The addition of roasted salted macadamia nuts takes this fudge to a whole new level, scrum didly umptious..

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oh it WOULD! YUM!

  2. Toni Swanson says:

    can I use salted butter but leave out the salt in the recipe? We love caramel but prefer no salt? Will that work?
    Thankyou

  3. Doreen says:

    can i use a can of condensed milk which has been made into caramel as I havea few tins in my cupboard. or any advice on what to use it for. Many thanks.

    1. Lucy says:

      Oooh I haven’t tried that sorry!

    2. Mrs M says:

      Millionaires shortbread I believe uses the caramel one,l, and the filling in bannoffee pie

  4. Susan says:

    I have just made this but it’s not turned out like a fudge texture don’t think I melted sugar enough can I reheat it in microwave

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Susan, I would try placing it in the fridge and hopefully it will set fudge-like. I think you’re probably right about the sugar – the mixture will be bubbling away and the sugar dissolved before it’s ready for the white chocolate melts to be stirred through. xx

  5. Debra Whelan says:

    I have just made this in the microwave for the 1st time. very easy to make. I thought l would try the microwave as I normally use the saucepan but l burnt it a few times. It’s now in the fridge setting. Could l add peanut butter to it as well ??

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Debra, have a play around with adding peanut butter to see what flavour/texture you like.

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