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Blog Recipe: Sea-Salted Fudge

March 26th, 2019 Recipe: Sea-Salted Fudge image
author image Carine Butcher Digital Print & Marketing Officer

Recipe: Sea-Salted Fudge

Sea-salted fudge! Gorgeous melt in the mouth fudge with a bit of a kick. My mouth is watering just thinking about it as I write this! 

I actually found this recipe on Pinterest (credit to Ren Behan on before Christmas and made jars of it as gifts for our parents from the grandchildren, but alas, I have also made it several times since as I can’t get enough of it. It is so yummy! I guarantee you will be making double helpings or if you are making it for gifts you will end up keeping a stash of it behind as a treat. 


  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 150g soft, light brown sugar
  • 1 whole vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • A good pinch of sea salt

Fudge blog ingredients

To Decorate/ Flavour:

  • Freeze dried strawberries
  • Crushed honeycomb
  • Edible bronze coloured or glitter decorations


  • Line a 20cm square tin with grease proof paper. Place a glass of ice-cold water nearby which you will use to test the fudge a little later.
  • In a large, non-stick, wide bottomed pan, add the condensed milk, butter and soft brown sugar. Slice the vanilla pod in half length ways and use the tip of a knife to scrape out the seeds. Add the vanilla seeds to the mixture.
  • Melt the ingredients over a medium heat, using a wooden spoon to stir until the sugar has dissolved. Make sure the sugar doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pan – if it does turn down your heat a touch.
  • Next carefully bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Take care because the mixture will be extremely hot. Stir it constantly for around 10 minutes.
  • Test the fudge by dropping a small amount of the mixture into the cold water. You are looking for the fudge to drop to the bottom of the glass and form a round tear shape or ball. This is called the soft ball stage. If you have a thermometer, the mixture should have reached 113°C (236°F).
  • Take the pan off the heat, add a good pinch of sea salt (about half a teaspoon) and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Then, using the wooden spoon again, stir the spoon vigorously until it begins to firm up a little – for about five to eight minutes.
  • Very carefully, pour the mixture into your lined tin and smooth out with the back of a metal spoon. Sprinkle over your chosen toppings and push them down into the fudge slightly.
  • Leave the fudge to cool at room temperature for a couple of hours, and then chop into pieces using a sharp knife.

Sea salted fudge handmade ready to gift box

Once your sea-salted fudge has cooled, keep some for yourself and bag some up as gifts. I loved putting them into jars decorated with ribbon and designing gift tags naming the contents.

Sea salted fudge in a decorative gift jarThe fudge will keep for 2-3 weeks, so it’s best to make it as close to giving as possible. To store the sea-salted fudge, keep it in a zip seal plastic sandwich bag, or in a sandwich container with a tight fitting lid and then transfer it into your gift container or box when you are ready to give it as a gift.  Creamy sea-salted fudge is great for all occasions. At Christmas time decorate with red and gold topped edible decorations or mini eggs at Easter time. Personally, I like to eat it anytime and decorate with anything yummy I can get my hands on!


Gardiner and Sons Co Ltd registered address Gardiner Haskins, 1 Straight Street, Broad Plain, Bristol, BS2 0FQ, registered in England.
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