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Easy Bourbon Caramel Fudge Recipe

Bourbon Caramel Fudge - This fudge is rich, creamy, and laced with a hint of smooth bourbon. Then it's topped with a layer of silky, homemade caramel sauce making it an irresistible sweet treat perfect for the holidays!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Set Time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Candy/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy, Treat, Holiday, Christmas, Fudge, Caramel, Gift Idea
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 496kcal



  • 2 (12 Ounce) Bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 (14 Ounce) Cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon

Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter



  • Line a 9 x 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a large pot, combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Heat over low-medium, stirring continuously. 
  • After chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth, add the butter and salt. Stir to combine. Then remove from heat. Add the bourbon, and stir until completely mixed. 
  • Carefully pour the fudge into prepared baking dish, and use a spatula to smooth it into an even layer. Set aside.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium pot, add the sugar, water, and lemon juice, Give it a gentle stir (just to combine ingredients), taking care not to splash any on the side of the pan. DO NOT STIR AGAIN DURING THE BOILING PROCESS. 
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil over low-medium heat, and continue to boil until the sugar becomes golden brown in color. Carefully add the heavy cream and butter. The mixture will bubble a lot, so take care not to let it boil over. 
  • Remove from heat and stir until the heavy cream and butter are combined, and the caramel is no longer boiling. 
  • Immediately pour the caramel over the fudge, and place it in the refrigerator for 4 hours. After the fudge sets, remove it from the pan, and cut into squares. Serve immediately, or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


*Calories listed are an approximate and based on the ingredients used and serving size listed.
*This recipe is adapted from Boozy Caramel Fudge found in Southern Living Christmas Cookbook (Oxmoor House Publishing, 2015).


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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