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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Try Something New Tuesday # 4

Caramel Potato Chip Fudge.

Look at all that caramel, Mr Opoes will love this.
Welcome to Try Something New Tuesday, today I've attempted to recreate the wickedly sinful and oh so yummy looking caramel potato chip fudge. Over the last few months while searching Pinterest  I've come across many posts that feature salty caramel and as Mr Opoes LOVES caramel when I saw this particular recipe I thought I'd give it a go. Now I'll warn you that my Caramel Potato Chip Fudge won't be styled as beautifully as Ashton's from Something Swanky however I'll try my hardest to grab your attention with all the gooey caramel.
Caramel Potato Chip Fudge
3 cups semi-sweet melting chocolate
1 can sweetened condensed milk
150g Werther's Soft caramel chews, unwrapped
2 Tablespoons, water
2-3 cups crinkle cut chips, crumbled (the saltier the better)
1-2 Tablespoons sea salt, depending on your preference
1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with baking paper and lightly grease the dish.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk over a low heat. Stir constantly until smooth.
3. Turn off the heat, but leave the saucepan on the burner.
4. Place the caramels in a microwave safe bowl and coat them with 2 Tablespoons of water. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until smooth.
5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the lined baking dish, you can turn the heat back on and stir for a minute if it's cooled too much.
6. Pour the caramel over the top of the chocolate. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of potato chips over the caramel.
7. Using a knife to swirl the chocolate, caramel and potato chip pieces. Use the knife to sort of 'dig' up some of the chocolate from the bottom. Don't over mix - you still want to have ribbons of caramel.
8. Sprinkle remaining potato chips and sea salt over the top.
9. Let it cool for at least 4 hours or overnight.
10. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

I really enjoyed making this. After reading all the directions involved I knew that I needed to prepare all my ingredients prior to starting this recipe so that I wouldn't have things sitting and going cold while I tried to melting the next thing for the recipe. This is definitely A SOMETIMES FOOD and if your on a diet don't look at the pictures. I gave a small piece to the three eldest kids and Mr Opoes and they all liked it, Caelan even got a second piece because he told me he didn't get any caramel. After it went into his mouth I saw a sly smile on his face and I knew he'd been angling for another piece. Sneaky little man. Give this a go especially if you want to show someone how special they are to you.



  1. Oh yummy sounds delicious. It would make a great gift. Visiting from Craftberry Bush!

    1. It would make a great gift. The only problem I have is that Mr Opoes has already eaten all ours so I'd have to hide them. I am thinking of making up a gift basket of homemade food goodies for Christmas for my dad so maybe I'll make him some of these. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I will have to pin this in my favorite recipes. This looks so yummy, I think I will add it to my Christmas baking list. Cheers

    1. I hope that you enjoy making it and I'm sure that it'll be great for Christmas. Next time I make it I'm going to mix the potato chips in more because my husband has since told me that the chips go a bit soft if it doesn't get eaten all in one go. Thanks for stopping by.