Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2013

salted caramel mocha fudge

Yesterday we had a packed day…church and Sunday school, then home for lunch, then back out the door to drop off the baby with Nana, in time to get to the Woodlawn Theatre for the A Christmas Story, Musical. (Fabulous show, if you are in San Antonio!)

While we were shuffling through the kitchen, I mentioned to Steve…I really need to get this fudge made so it can set in the fridge in time for tomorrow’s piano Christmas recital. People were flying in all directions, babies were toddling in and out of the kitchen, Christmas songs are being practiced on the piano and I’ve got 2o minutes.

But amidst the chaos, I managed to get this fudge made and poured into the pan…in plenty of time to get to the theatre. 15 minutes, mostly in the microwave and this was done!

I took the Eagle Brand Dulce Fudge recipe and added in some instant coffee, coarse sea salt, melted chocolate chips…then sprinkled a little more coarse sea salt on top. Drool…….worthy, this fudge.

And the very best part…I had some lovely fudge to enjoy when we got home from the musical :)

Hope y’all enjoy this favorite coffee beverage from the ‘bucks…in fudge form!

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Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge

Adapted from Dulce Fudge

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Chilling Time – 2 hours plus


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 13oz. can Dulce de Leche flavored caramel sauce
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • about 1 Tbsp coarse sea salt for topping


  • Line an 8×8″ glass baking dish with parchment paper. This will help easily remove the fudge once it is set.
  • In a glass microwavable mixing bowl, add the butter, brown sugar and Dulce de leche flavored caramel sauce. Microwave for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl well. Then let cool for a few minutes.
  • In a small glass bowl, add the chocolate chips. Cook on high in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Cook for another 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  • Stir the melted chocolate chips into the melted caramel. Then gently stir in the instant coffee granules and the coarse sea salt. Stir with an electric beater for 3 minutes, or whisk aggressively for 3 minutes.
  • Then spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle some coarse sea salt over the top.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, or until set.
  • Remove the fudge from parchment paper and baking dish. Place on a cutting board and slice with a sharp knife into 1″ square pieces. Makes 48-64 pieces, depending on how large you slice the pieces.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna Amis Davis December 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Could this sound anymore delicious?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm

haha. No, not really Donna! :)


Kristi December 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I’m a sucker for anything salted caramel.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Me too Kristi. Me too!


Jay@MoneyBulldog December 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

That is just mouth-watering! Caramel is underrated if you ask me, my friends always ask me why I choose it when buying icecream over the typical chocolate fudge.

It’s awesome!


Erin Hogan December 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

What brand of Dulce de Leche sauce do you use?



MaryAnnGrove January 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

entranced by this site. We are on a limited budget and you make them sound ( the recipes) sound so good and healthy.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Welcome :)


Nancy January 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Anyone have a great recipe for Sea Salt Caramel Candy?


Jen January 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I might have something for you … I don’t know how much the caramel sauce costs, but they have that recipe where you boil (?) the can of sweetened, condensed milk and it turns into caramel sauce? It might be a way to bring the cost down more..?
Here’s one explanation:


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