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Southern salted caramel-praline fudge

This easy-to-make fudge is so pretty that it just begs to be given away as gifts in pretty boxes, but it is incredibly delicious, too, which is the most important part!

This decadent fudge features the smooth flavor of white chocolate, a gooey caramel center, and a nice contrasting crunch supplied by the South’s favorite nut, the pecan. Plan to make a pan for your child’s favorite teachers, but make a batch for your own family and guests, too, while you’re at it. They’ll thank you!

salted caramel praline fudge by mama steph

Mama Steph’s Southern salted caramel praline fudge
(adapted from sundayscakery.com)

14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
3 1/4 cups of white chocolate chips (such as Hershey’s white chocolate morsels)
1 1/4 cup of caramel pieces (Kraft caramels, for example, or caramel bits from the baking aisle)
2 TBS water
3/4 cup pecan halves or pieces
flaky salt (optional)

Method:

1. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Mix condensed milk and white chocolate together in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
3. When milk/chocolate mixture is melted, pour half of the mixture into  the lined pan.
4. Place caramel and water in medium sized microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for one minute. Stir, If not smooth and creamy, microwave for 30 more seconds.  (This will vary by microwave.)
5. Stir the melted caramel well, and pour over the white chocolate.
6. If using salt, sprinkle two or three pinches over the caramel.
7. Sprinkle pecans over the caramel, evenly distributing over the whole    pan.
8. Finish by pouring the remaining white chocolate over the pecans.
9. Use an offset spatula or rubber spatula to smooth the top gently.

Allow to harden for several hours before cutting.

There are many options on the web for holiday gift boxes; these are cute! Also check Amazon, and of course, local businesses in your area, for nice options. Handmade treats in a pretty box epitomize Christmas, in my mind! How about you?

Copyright 2015 Stephanie Hill-Frazier. All rights reserved.

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