Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Fudge {Food 'n Flix}

It’s time for this month’s Food ‘n Flix, hosted by Heather from Girlichef!  In Food ‘n Flix, participants watch a movie and whip up something delicious inspired by the flick!

This month’s movie was AChristmas Story.  My reaction:

Oh Fudge.

Christmas Story is my least favorite Christmas movie.  My family loves it and watches the 24 hour marathon.  Every. Single. Year.

Now I admit, there are nuggets of genius: the leg lamp and the puffy snowsuit come to mind.  But while I’ve learned to love bits and pieces of the show, overall, it grates on my nerves!

However, I remembered one other part of the show that amused me.  At one point Ralphie utters “Oh Fudge” (but actually the F-word) in front of his parents and gets his mouth washed out with soap.

So, because of that part of the movie, and my reaction to this selection (no offense, Heather!!), I made fudge!

And not just any fudge!  I made a velvety, decadent dark chocolate salted caramel fudge.  Honestly, what’s not to love?

This delicious fudge will complement any Christmas cookie platter!

I also made a leg lamp, just for fun (because I really do like that part!)

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Fudge
 Inspired by Shugary Sweets & Hershey’s

2 cups (12 oz) dark chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp half and half, divided
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup caramel bits
Coarse sea salt

Line an 8x8 inch square pan with aluminum foil.

Place all of the chocolate chips into a small sauce pan.  Stir the espresso powder into 2 tablespoons half and half.  Add the espresso mixture, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla to the same sauce pan.  Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until very smooth.

Meanwhile, place the caramel bits and remaining 1 tablespoon half and half in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat at 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the caramel is smooth and melted

Pour the smooth fudge mixture into the prepared pan.  Immediately pour the hot caramel sauce over the top and use a knife to swirl.  Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Then cut into squares.  Refrigerate any leftovers in a sealed container.


  1. LOL, no offense taken. I happy that you joined in - and still with a fun attitude ;). This fudge looks absolutely mouthwatering - and I love the one shaped like the lamp (do you have a cookie cutter!?!?)!

    1. I do have a cookie cutter! I picked it up a couple years ago!

  2. omigosh that salted caramel swirl is kiiiilling me!! DROOLING!

  3. I love A Christmas Story! It's great when it plays all day on TBS on Christmas. Great fudge recipe, some many delightful flavors!

  4. Love the fudge lamp! This fudge would not last 2 minutes at my house! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  5. haha, so creative! The fudge looks great.

  6. Look at that lampshade! So cool. Your fudge looks amazing. Love the swirl.

  7. The ohhh fuuudge! scene inspired a lot of us. ;-) Your salted caramel fudge makes my mouth water and I just love the tribute to the leg lamp--too fun!! ;-)

  8. Ah too bad it was not a favorite by far but the fudge is amazing, love that you made the lamp. Happy New Year!

  9. I think if I had to watch it for 24-hours I might see your point. We love it, though. Your recipe sounds delicious and I love the stocking piece. Hope you had a great holiday!

  10. I made this recipe and the fudge tastes like coffee. So disappointed.

    1. I'm so sorry to hear you didn't like the fudge! I don't recall a strong coffee flavor the times I've made this fudge - is it possible you added a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of espresso powder? Or grounds instead of instant?


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