Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Fudge

Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Fudge

Valentine’s chocolates


I have a gross secret to tell you.

Please keep reading. Since this is a food blog, it’s not as bad as you think, I promise.

Okay, here’s my secret. When I was kid, my parents gave my sister and me each a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day–one box for me and one box for my sister. Somehow everyone ended up eating my chocolates.  One year I had a great idea on how I could end this part of the tradition. I bit into every single chocolate in my box. You could see my little teeth marks on every chocolate; I was sure everyone would be so grossed out they would leave my chocolates alone. Guess what? It worked!

It was gross but a perfect plan. I don’t do that anymore, but in case you are the victim of chocolate thieves, you should try this, too. Trust me. They will walk away from your chocolates.

This great idea may not work with this fudge, but you certainly can try. Enjoy!


Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Fudge

Adapted from Gourmet,  February 2007



  • 1 pound fine-quality milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can dulce de leche
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


Line an 8-inch square baking dish or pan with parchment paper.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium metal or glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Stir mixture until smooth (about 5 minutes).  Pour mixture into baking dish and refrigerate uncovered about 4 hours or until firm.   Remove from refrigerator and invert onto a work surface, remove parchment paper and cut into 1-inch squares.

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Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Fudge


Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Fudge