Cajeta Caramel Fudge

Create the perfect combination of flavor and crunch with this homemade candy. Rich chocolate fudge layered with cajeta caramel, cashews and a sprinkle of sea salt—a recipe to impress.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

Fudge Layer

1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 1/2
cups whole roasted salted cashews

Cajeta Caramel Layer

8
oz white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
3/4
cup cajeta (goat milk caramel spread) from 23.3-oz bottle
1
cup whole roasted salted cashews
1/2
teaspoon fleur de sel sea salt or coarse sea salt

  • 1 Line 9-inch square pan with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and condensed milk uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 45 seconds longer; stir until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups cashews. Spread evenly in pan. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate and cajeta uncovered on High 1 minute, stir. Microwave 45 seconds longer; stir until smooth. Spread evenly over fudge layer. Sprinkle with 1 cup cashews; press gently into caramel layer. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Cajeta is a thick, sweet caramel spread made from caramelized sugar and goat's milk. Cajeta is available at well-stocked grocery stores and at Mexican markets. If unable to locate cajeta, substitute 3/4 cup dulce de leche spread from a 13.4-oz can.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.