From C&H SUGAR
Made in partnership with @heathershomebakery
Digital Rights: Heather’s Home Bakery
Makes 10 to 12 servings
Enjoy a gooey salty sweet treat with an easy homemade caramel that you will want to dip, drizzle, and swirl on absolutely everything!
FOR THE CARAMEL
1 cup C&H Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
FOR THE FUDGE
1/2 cup salted butter
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup C&H Confectioners Sugar
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 pinch sea salt
1.Line an 8- x 4-inch bread pan with parchment or foil and set aside.
2.MAKE THE CARAMEL SAUCE: Heat C&H Granulated Sugar on medium- to high-heat in a saucepan, whisking until melted. Be cautious, as you do not want the sugar to burn, and be aware of splatter as well. It will be extremely hot.
3.Once the sugar reduces to a dark amber colored liquid, add the butter, whisking until fully combined and bubbly with no remaining lumps. Remove from heat.
4.Slowly add the heavy cream and mix until well combined. If the mixture clumps up, simply pop the pan back onto the burner for a minute or two and stir vigorously. It will come together. Allow caramel to sit for 10 minutes. Caramel will thicken as it cools.
5.PREPARE THE FUDGE: Heat butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan on medium low heat until warm and completely melted.
6.Whisk in C&H Confectioners Sugar and half-and-half into the chocolate mixture and then mix in the vanilla. Pour into the prepared bread pan and refrigerator for about 5 minutes, or until just slightly less soft. You will want the chocolate pliable for swirling in the caramel.
7.Pour caramel sauce over fudge and use a butter knife or fork to gently swirl it into the chocolate fudge. Top with crushed almonds, and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate an additional 1 to 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares, and store in an airtight container, preferably in the refrigerator, for up to five days. Serves 10-12. Enjoy!
–If the fudge layer becomes too stiff to swirl the caramel into, simply allow it to come to room temperature and it should soften up a bit. You can also warm a butter knife under hot water, pat it dry, and swirl the caramel in that way.
-If you prefer, in Step 5, you can heat the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at chsugar.com