Cajeta Caramel Fudge

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.

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Fudge Layer
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 1/2
cups whole roasted salted cashews
Cajeta Caramel Layer
oz white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
cup cajeta (goat milk caramel spread) from 23.3-oz bottle
cup whole roasted salted cashews
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.
Makes 36 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.