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Vertical overhead picture of Brown Sugar Fudge garnished with rosemary and cranberries
Sea Salted Brown Sugar Fudge
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This easy, 4-ingredient Brown Sugar Fudge takes less than 30-minutes to make and is beyond delicious. Be prepared for requests to make it again and again!
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups brown sugar packed (light or dark or a combination - see Cafe Tips above in the post)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • flaky sea salt I love Maldon
  1. Line three mini muffin tins with 36 mini cupcake liners. (You'll get 3--36, depending on how full you fill the liners and the size of your liners. (I fill mine almost to the top and get 18.)
  2. In a medium-size, heavy-duty saucepan, combine the cream and brown sugar over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Maintain a medium boil, stirring frequently until the mixture reaches 240˚F. This will take 8-14 minutes, depending on the heat.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Using a whisk vigorously whisk the fudge mixture for 5 minutes. It will start to thicken up slightly and get a bit lighter in color. You can also use a hand held mixer. Start on low speed and increase to high. Mix for 3 minutes, if using a mixer.
  5. Pour or spoon the fudge into the prepared baking cups. I like to use a small ice cream scoop for this to keep my cups consistent.
  6. Sprinkle each cup with a bit of flaky sea salt while hot. Allow fudge to cool completely before storing it.
  7. Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for one to two weeks, or freeze it for up to 3 months.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in post for lots of extra tips and instructions as well as method to make this fudge in an 8x8-inch square pan.

Nutrition Facts
Sea Salted Brown Sugar Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 204IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.