Caramelized Pecan Sea Salt Fudge – a decadent and rich fudge that comes together easily with just a few simple ingredients. Perfect for the holiday season!
Is there anything yummier at the holiday season than a plate of fudge? I think not!
I love the stuff… give me all the fudge imaginable – I will not discriminate! It’s so hard to eat just one! In fact, one of my previous neighbors used to bring my kids and I fudge every holiday season. She would cut the fudge very small – tiny squares. In her mind, smaller pieces would curb cravings and make you feel better than eating a large piece.
But guess what?
That doesn’t work for me! Once I start eating fudge, everything else goes out the window. Fudge is too yummy to just eat one!
The best part about this fudge is that it comes together easily with just a few simple ingredients. Can you say yum?
Caramelized Sea Salt and Pecan Fudge
This fudge comes together quickly and easily with the following ingredients:
- granulated sugar
- chocolate chips (I used mini – but you can use regular, too)
- sweetened condensed milk
- sea salt
- pecan halves
With just 5 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cook time, you’ll find this fudge one of the easiest recipes to put together. If you are in a hurry, once poured into the pan, pop in the fridge to chill quicker.
The faster you chill, the faster you get to enjoy this yummy fudge before friends and family devour it!
Check out these other fun ways to get in the holiday spirit:
- Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree (SO EASY!)
- Butterfinger Fudge
- No Bake Reeses Fudge Bars
- Mini Cheesecakes with Pumpkin Swirl
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
Go a step further and check out these holiday-themed crafts, too!
If you try this recipe and love it, make sure to rate the recipe to let us know how it turned out!
Caramelized Pecan and Sea Salt Fudge
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1/2 C water
- 1 tsp sea salt divided
- 3 C miniature chocolate chips
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- 20 pecan halves
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, the water, and half a teaspoon of sea salt until dissolved.
- Let this syrup cook without stirring until a rich golden color, then remove from heat.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip each pecan half in the caramel (or toss all together in a bowl). Put the individual pecan halves on the baking sheet and let cool until hardened.
- Melt the chocolate chips with your method of choice (double boiler, microwave).Stir together the melted chocolate, condensed milk, and the rest of the sea salt. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan lined with parchment and smooth out the top.
- Press pecan halves in rows and columns (here I used 4x5) making it the center of each piece. Garnish with a bit more sea salt if desired.
- Let rest until set, chilling in the fridge if in a hurry. Slice the fudge into squares and serve.