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Caramel Toffee Fudge is a rich and decadent treat you’ll dream about! They are the perfect treat to make when you are craving a chocolate break!
You guys. I found heaven and it comes in bite-sized pieces! I’d love to start this post off with some little story, but I want to cut right to the chase and tell you how damn good this fudge is! You need to make it. ASAP. Forget baking cookies, make this fudge instead! It is a bit on the sweet side, but OMG is it good!
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Okay, I feel better now. I guess a little inspiration talk is in order. The idea for this fudge came from Mike. Well, more Mike’s nagging me to do something with the bag of toffee chips I’ve had sitting in the fridge…taunting him. I finally popped my fudge cherry last month with the help of my fudge-goddess friend Wendy’s help. She makes the most amazing gourmet fudge recipes! You’ll love ’em. So when I found myself at Dollar General over the weekend, I grabbed a couple bags of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels, a few other ingredients, and promised the husband some fudge.
Total tangent, but have you ever been to Dollar General? I couldn’t believe the variety of products they have, and everything is priced to save you money. While I grabbed the fudge ingredients, I decided to grab stocking stuffer goodies for the boys and even got a few holiday favorite treats for Mike and me. It willpower not to hit up the beauty section of the store or grab a pair of SUPER comfy looking pants to snuggle in, but I did it. Next time I’m totally grabbing some coupons to just my inevitable splurge purchases. Like this coupon for $1.50 off 2 bags of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® morsels!
Back to this fudge. It may just be one of the best desserts I’ve ever put in my mouth. The dark chocolate and caramel blend wonderfully together for these deep, intense flavors, and the toffee bits add a textural element along with amping up the vanilla flavors of the caramel. Give me a few pieces and a glass of milk and leave me alone to wallow in my happiness!
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- Line a 9-inch x 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil. spray with a light coat of non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels in a glass bowl.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 30 seconds.
- Use a rubber spatula to mix the hot milk and chocolate together until the chocolate is smooth. (Sometimes I have to microwave the chocolate mixture for 20 seconds at a time to help everything melt properly.)
- Place 1/2 of the chocolate mixture into your prepared baking dish. Use the back of a large spoon to spread the chocolate evenly in the pan and smooth out the top of the layer.
- In a medium sauce pot, heat the brown sugar, heavy cream & butter over medium-high heat until the butter melts and the sugar is dissolved.
- Place a candy thermometer in the pot and bring the caramel mixture to a boil. Whisk occasionally, and cook until the caramel reaches 245 degrees F (soft ball temperature). Remove the caramel from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
- Pour the caramel over the fudge layer in your baking dish. Carefully tilt the dish so that the caramel spreads into each corner and to the sides.
- Sprinkle half of the toffee bits over the caramel.
- Carefully spread the rest of the fudge mixture over the caramel layer. (I plop big dollops around the dish and then use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate out.)
- Sprinkle the top of the chocolate with the remaining toffee bits. Use your hand to lightly press the toffee into the chocolate.
- Let the fudge set up at room temperature for 2 hours. If the fudge it's set up enough to your liking, you can transfer it to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Use the parchment or foil to remove the fudge from the baking dish. Carefully pull the paper or foil off of the fudge. Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into 32 pieces.