Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge is layered with a bourbon caramel filling and topped with some dark salted chocolate. For you chocolate lovers out there, this candy is a piece of heaven!

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

Growing up, one of my fondest memories, are the Saturday nights that mom would make buttery, salted popcorn (on the stove-top) and pair it with some homemade fudge. I remember sitting in the little wooden rocking chair in front of the TV, unashamedly sucking my thumb. Rocking and watching The Lawrence Welk Show. I know I’m admitting my age here as some of you reading this may wonder who on earth Lawrence Welk is!

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

Some Saturday nights Dad would be working 2nd shift and Mom would let us stay up with her and wait for Dad to get home. Those are the nights we got to see Green Acres. These are the memories that are brought to the forefront of my mind when I think about chocolate fudge. The kind that bring me comfort from the closeness of home, and the kind that make me think of Mom and how great she was to give us these memories.

Unlike my Mom, I’m not the most excellent old fashioned fudge maker. She never used confectioner sugar in her fudge. She made a boiled fudge with cocoa, sugar, milk, and vanilla and never really used a recipe. I remember her beating that fudge and teaching me that once it starts to lose its gloss, that was when it was time to get it in the pan. I’ll never be the great fudge maker Mom is but I can fake it pretty good sometimes.Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

If you’re like me, then this fudge will be the easiest and best one for you to make. Ever. I promise! You only bring the fudge part to a boil, then stir in confectioner’s sugar. Voila. Fudge! This fudge is reminiscent of the Texas Sheet Cake Frosting that I make. So simple! For the Bourbon Caramel filling all you do is melt caramels with a little Bourbon and stir in pecan pieces and the topping is just melted dark chocolate with some gray sea salt sprinkles!

A very quick and easy no fail candy!


Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge is layered with a bourbon caramel filling and topped with some dark salted chocolate. For you chocolate lovers out there, this candy is a piece of heaven!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon Praline Fudge, Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces
Calories: 132kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon Gray Sea Salt optional


  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, granulated sugar and milk. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Pour into a 8-in. square dish lined with tinfoil.
  • In microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and bourbon on high for 1-1/4 minutes or until melted. Stir in pecan pieces; spread over chocolate layer. Microwave chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds or until melted; spread over caramel layer. Chill until firm.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Janine Daly October 5, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I love these and will be making them for Christmas

  2. Mary October 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Where in the recipe is “brown” sugar? Also, I don’t see salt in the recipe.

    • Shelby October 7, 2015 at 6:39 am - Reply

      Hi Mary, the recipe uses granulated sugar in the boiled part of the recipe. The only salt is the gray sea salt sprinkled on top of the chocolate and that is optional and to taste. I will update the recipe to reflect this so there is no confusion. Thanks!

  3. Carrie @ poet in the pantry October 12, 2015 at 10:32 am - Reply

    WOW! This is an over-the-top treat that would be perfect for holiday gifting! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Anonymous October 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply


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