Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge
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Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge

This creamy, velvety chocolate confection is loaded with nutty pecans, gooey caramel, and dolloped with chocolate and sea salt. It's such a delicious chocolate pleasure. Gifting is a great option for this fudge. This Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge is so sinful, it's ridiculous!
Prep Time10 mins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Fudge Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salted Pecan Caramel Layer

  • 30 caramels unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 to 2 cups pecans depending on your nut preference, coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt

Salted Chocolate Layer

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  • Spray an 8" baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Fudge Layer

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, cocoa powder, brown sugar and milk and microwave on high until mixture boils, for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Add in confectioners' sugar and vanilla and stir until combined and pour into baking pan and spread out evenly.

Salted Pecan Caramel Layer

  • In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high for 1-1/4 minutes or until melted.
  • Stir pecans into caramel and stir until combined; add a couple of pinches of sea salt.

Salted Chocolate Layer

  • Microwave chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Spread over caramel layer with back of spoon.
  • Add a couple of pinches of sea salt. (I sprinkled then mixed it into the chocolate with the back of spoon.
  • Chill until firm. Cut into small squares, very rich!

Notes

You can also do this fudge layer on the stove, stirring frequently as another option.