Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge | 5 Ingredients

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

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

Do you know what I love? A quick and easy recipe that is completely no-fuss! And that’s exactly what this Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge recipe is. It also helps that it’s super yummy too!

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

I used to make fudge on the stovetop but now I’m a complete microwave convert. It honestly could not be any easier to make fudge in the microwave. Heat, stir, heat, stir… you get the point, right!?

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

If you’d like a plain caramel fudge, then simply leave the sea salt flakes out of this recipe. BUT OH MY GOSH!! Please don’t!! The salt is what makes this fudge AMAZING!

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

Oooh and if you’re a really lovely person (which of course you are!!), then this makes the perfect gift for a friend. It will last up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge – so you can make it ahead of time and then relax knowing you’ve got something totally delicious sitting in the fridge.

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

Anyway, that’s it from me today! I hope you love this Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge as much as I do (and sorry.. but it really should come with an addictive warning!!). xxx

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

PS. If you want to experiment with some more microwave fudge recipes, check out my Milo & Tim Tam Fudge and my Baileys Chocolate Fudge. So simple and sooooo good!

 

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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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a 18X28cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper and set aside. 

  2. 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). 

  3. Stir through the sea salt and white chocolate melts. 

  4. Pour the fudge into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the extra sea salt. 

  5. Place into the fridge to set for 2 hours before cutting into pieces. T

Recipe Notes

This fudge can be stored for up 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge. 

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

79 thoughts on “Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge | 5 Ingredients”

  1. Kelly says:

    Do you have the recipe in cups

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Kelly, the most accurate way of making this recipe is in grams. However, if you don’t have scales, you might like to use an online converter which will help you change to cups. xx

      1. Dinna says:

        How do you stop the fudge from being grainy

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Dinna, cook it on a slightly lower temperature or try a different brand of brown sugar or white chocolate and see if that makes a difference. xx

        2. Carol Reid says:

          To keep it from getting grainy make sure to scrape sides of bowl when stirring so the sugar is melted and doesnt get any grains in it from sides of bowl.

        3. Jen Smith says:

          Need to cook longer.
          I doubled this recipe and needed 12 minutes on my 1200w microwave. Keep storing and testing the fudge before you add white chocolate yo ensure all the sugar has cooked and dissolved properly.

    2. Lucy says:

      Hello, and thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. May I please ask that you convert the grams to American standard measurements for us goofy ones out here.

      Thank you so much again..

      Lucy

    3. This fudge is much easier to make than on the stove with a candy thermometer!
      I was afraid the fudge was going to be dry as I was cutting it but it’s great and this creamy and salty fudge is fabulous!

      1. Lucy Mathieson says:

        Thank you!

  2. Giles Smith says:

    Wonderfully easy to follow recipe and the results are absolutely delicious. I have made fudge in the past on the stove top and this microwaved method is so much safer and easier. I used a silicon baking mould which made turning out and cutting so much easier. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! That makes me so happy! Thank you for your lovely comment! xx

    2. Catherine says:

      Just made the salted fudge and it is delicious thanks for the recipes

      1. Lucy Mathieson says:

        Yay! So glad you liked it! xx

  3. Chelsea says:

    I looooove Caramel!!! They look so yummy.:)

  4. Ethel Davidson says:

    if you are making Baileys fudge how much baileys do you put in

      1. Ethel Davidson says:

        Thank you I will give it a try

  5. Cath Pegg says:

    I made this fudge today and it is amazing,the best I have made and I have tried lots of recipes.I used Alfie white chocolate bar broken into small pieces and it worked brilliantly.Thank you for sharing this with us!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Cath! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment! xx

  6. Jessica Nilsson says:

    Can you use Caramelised Condensed Milk in this recipe? Not sure if you would cut out some of the sugar if you used that?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Jessica, I’m not sure what you mean exactly? I recommend using sweetened condensed milk (it’s a thick sticky liquid). xx

      1. Jessica Nilsson says:

        I was just about to ask the same question. In Europe /UK we can buy caramelised condensed milk – exactly the same tin as normal condensed milk but a dark caramel colour – wonder if they have cooked it for longer! Would like to know if you can use it in this recipe instead of the brown sugar.

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Jessica, to be honest, I’m not sure as I haven’t seen or tried the caramelised one! I’d love to know how you go!

        2. Claire says:

          I’ve used the tinned caramel to make fudge, just make sure you don’t over cook it (using condensed milk you can tell it is cooking as it changes colour), so go be how thick it is getting to tell if it is ready. It won’t fact the flavour either. Good luck and enjoy!

  7. Paula says:

    Just made this yummy concoction! Omg it’s sooooo good! I didn’t quite have enough soft brown sugar so added some Demerara which need an extra 2 mins to melt down but the result is awesome! We’ve all scraped out the bowl and waiting patiently for it to cool in the fridge! Thanks for sharing! X

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oooh delicious!!!! So glad you liked it Paula!!!

  8. Cathie Kelly says:

    Hi, I have all the ingredients to make the fudge but just have white baking chocolate from Tesco. “Will this be okay melted?”

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Absolutely!!!

  9. Rachael says:

    This recipe should totally come with a warning! Absolutely addictive and oh soooo good!
    What a great little gift idea for birthdays and thank you pressies!
    Thank Luce

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oh thank you!!!! Hehehe and yes I agree… it’s FAR too addictive!!!

  10. Shireen Asad says:

    This looks delicious and sounds so easy to do. Perfect for a thank you gift for friends who have been very kind since I had a major surgery last week, yet easy enough to do without straining myself. So making this tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Good luck!! I hope you’re feeling much better soon! xx

  11. Pauline says:

    I am wondering if this recipe is stovetop friend,y? My microwave is in the way out and heats unevenly, I have the ingredients ready to go but don’t want to ruin it with the way my microwave is working,

    Thank you

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Pauline, I’ve only ever made this in the microwave sorry!! But there’s absolutely no reason it wont work on the stovetop. xx

  12. Dianne says:

    Hi, Thanks for this recipe,looks yummy, what was your microwave wattage please.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Dianne, it’s a 900 watt microwave. 🙂

  13. Vikki says:

    Can you substitute the white chocolate for milk brown chocolate

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Absolutely!

  14. Jan says:

    oh my gosh Lucy thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Super easy and oh la la delicious – and that is just eating off the wooden spoon. No sticky pot to clean and just a fridge full of deliciousness. Look forward to trying some of your other fudge recipes.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! Thanks Jan! xx

  15. Paula Silvester says:

    Easy to make but sets very quickly so have to make sure the tin is ready to go immediately. Everyone loved this and I got first prize in the local SWRI competition for fudge this week. I want to try the Baileys one now.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Fantastic!! And congratulations!!!

  16. Katie says:

    I made this as was looking for faster fudge recipes to make for my daughters school fair as time will be limited. I’m wondering if I did something wrong, I thought I followed the instructions to the letter. But it’s just not nice, not a good texture and leaves a nasty aftertaste. It’s not a gritty/grainy texture but it’s not smooth and you can tell it’s got the white chocolate in it. Any tips to do it better? What power is the microwave you use.?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Katie, the taste would be due to the quality of the white chocolate used (this may also cause the texture you mentioned). Try a different brand of white chocolate and see how that goes. My microwave is 900 watts. 🙂

  17. STEPHANIE KAKORA says:

    Hi just wondering does one have to use the chocolate? As I think it will be an added extra of more sugar…thanks

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Stephanie, yes the chocolate is needed in this recipe 🙂

  18. Selma Joubert says:

    Hi is there a margarine that a person can use….as butter is so expensive?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Selma, I haven’t made this with margarine but hopefully someone else may be able to help you!

  19. Aimee says:

    Hi Lucy,
    I live in South Africa and I can’t seem to find white chocolate melts. Reading some of the comments, I see you’ve said that baking chocolate would work for this recipe but I was wondering if using ordinary white chocolate would work too?
    It looks delicious and I’m dying to try it out!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Aimee, that will be absolutely fine! xx

    2. Ash says:

      i love that you asked this as a fellow saffa…
      was wondering along the same lines… although “googling” it, it seems as though Woolies may be an option, but its only 200g as opposed to the 250g needed…
      http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/prod/Food/Food-Cupboard/Sugar-Flour-Baking/Baking-Ingredients/White-Chocolate-Drops-200g/_/A-6009195030704
      will try get to the shops and see…

  20. Tara says:

    I don’t know what I did wrong but it has set rock hard I followed everything on the recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Tara, it could be that your microwave is a higher wattage than mine (mine is 900) or the brand of ingredients used. It is quite a firm fudge though!

      1. Tara says:

        So it’s most likely over cooked? Mines 1000w microwave.
        I softened it in the microwave but the texture wasn’t right.

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Tara, yes if it’s gone far too hard then it would most likely be overcooked (or due to small differences in the brand of ingredients used). xx

  21. Toni says:

    Just made this. The taste is amazing and I love it. I still had grains of sugar in the texture and wonder if it is because I used Demerara instead of regular brown sugar. Will persevere!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!!! And yes I think that would be exactly why!! x

      1. Becky says:

        Hi. I used soft light brown sugar and had the same. Any ideas? Thanks x

  22. Sarah says:

    My microwaves broken. Do you think I could do it on stovetop over medium heat? Looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Absolutely!

  23. Caron says:

    Just made this with my 5 and 7 tear old boys who wanted to make a gift for their teachers! Didn’t have any white chocolate and only demerera sugar! I am now keeping everything crossed it sets and tastes ok (hotfooting it down the farm shop if it doesn’t work out) Thanks for such a straight forward fudge recipe xxx

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay! Thank you! What lucky teachers! xx

  24. Celeste says:

    This is so easy to make and lucky as soon as I read this I went to the pantry and we had all the things!!!! Thank you so much for sharing because this is soooo tasty! The only bad thing about it is that it take a touch more than 10 mins!

    Xxx thx

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!!! I know… it’s so naughty and addictive!!!

  25. Cristle says:

    Hats off to you, thumbs up and belts loosened!!! Fab recipe

  26. Veronica Rigelsford says:

    Absolutely love the easiest of this recipe but mine went all crumbly while cutting it. The flavour was delicious but the texture was not smooth/creamy/ soft . Any idea what I did wrong ?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Veronica, try cooking it slightly less next time. It can have a lot to do with the power of your oven (but also even the brand of ingredients used). xx

  27. Terri says:

    Hi! I made this today and the texture was really grainy. I tried cooking longer but it just got over cooked! Gutted. Had I cooked it too long in the first place? X

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Terri, it depends a lot on the wattage of your microwave and the brand of ingredients used. If you’re ever in doubt, cook it for sightly less time or on a lower power. Unfortunately, microwaves can be SO different!!!

  28. Marie Negri says:

    This is the best recipe ever, reminds me of my childhood , how Fudge s suppose to taste, oh just love it , easiest to make.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you!!!! xx

  29. Sheila says:

    Oh boy! Made this glorious fudge for our craft club as a tea break treat. Its the best recipe for fudge I’ve ever used! Thank you so much ! Xxxx

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! I’m SO happy to hear that!

  30. Bonnie says:

    Hello.
    Do you use soft dark brown sugar or light brown sugar in this recipe please?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Bonnie, you can use either! I used the normal (lighter) brown one when I made it for these photos.

  31. Kyla says:

    Wondering if you’ve ever tried to freeze this fudge to use on a tray at a later time. Thanks, looking forward to trying this!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Kyla, no sorry I haven’t!

  32. Leeann says:

    I’m made your recipe with my Cub Scouts yesterday. They all loved it!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      That’s so awesome!!!

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