I am participating in Choctoberfest, a week long sharing of chocolate recipes from bloggers you love. Even more exciting, some great companies sponsored a giveaway for us by providing some awesome prizes for you to win. Keep scrolling to read about what prizes and to enter, and scroll a bit further for the recipe for these cookies! Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing.
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!
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!
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.
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! Easy peasy! Check out the giveaway below, then scroll on down for the recipe. You know you want to try this one out! It is no fail!
#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What’s not to love?
#Choctoberfest would not be possible without our sponsors, starting with our 2015 Gold Sponsor, Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens since 1843. Their sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results. We’ll be using Imperial Sugar whenever we use sugar in our recipes this week, and can’t wait to share the sweetness with you!
You can find Imperial Sugar on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. Make sure you visit the recipes section of their website for some sweet inspiration, and you can also find coupons on their website if you want to try out Imperial Sugar yourself.
Imperial Sugar and our other sponsors have banded together to contribute some awesome prizes for our #Choctoberfest giveaway! Entering is simple – just click below to follow us on Pinterest. Here’s what you could win:
- My First Cookbook. and Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar
- Chocolate Mint Essential Woman Omega Swirl and Chocolate Silk Greens from Barlean’s
- Chocolate bars (dark, milk, and white) from Lindt Chocolate
- Hemp seed prize pack (hulled hemp seed, toasted hemp seed, hemp seed oil, and hemp protein powder) from Just Hemp Foods
- Divine Chocolate gift set (15 flavors of chocolate bars!) from Divine Chocolate
- Dark chocolate caramels from Tahana Confections
- Vintage inspired gathering apron from Bless This Mess
- Lulu’s Lovepack (6 flavors of chocolate bars!) from Lulu’s Chocolate
- Pure Chocolate Lovers Supreme gift box from Pearson Farm
We also have a non profit sponsor this year – Rescue Chocolate! They make vegan chocolate treats and donate 100% of their proceeds to animal shelters.
Enter now to win the #Choctoberfest prize. Hurry, because we’re picking the winner on October 12 at 8:00 AM, so if you don’t sign up before then, you’ll miss your chance!
A huge thank you to all of the other blogs participating in #Choctoberfest 2015. Check out their blogs throughout the week for chocolate recipes you won’t be able to resist:
The PinterTest Kitchen • 2 Cookin’ Mamas • A Day in the Life on the Farm • Aloha Flavor • Amy’s Cooking Adventures • Angels Homestead • Balancing Motherhood • Bless this Mess • Busy-at-Home • Chocolate Slopes • Coconut & Lime • Colie’s Kitchen • Cookaholic Wife • Cooking In Stilettos • Cooking With Libby • Cookistry • CopyKat Recipes • Cravings of a Lunatic • Crumbs in my Mustachio • Culinary Couture • Cupcakes Take The Cake • Deliciously Savvy • Eat It & Say Yum • Fairyburger • Famished Fish, Finicky Shark • Farm Fresh Feasts • Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine • Full Belly Sisters • Get Off The Couch and Cook • Grumpy’s Honeybunch • Hey What’s for Dinner Mom? • Honey and Birch • I Can Cook That • Jane’s Adventures in Dinner • Jessie Weaver • Life on Food • Life, Love, and Good Food • Majorly Delicious • Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog • Mother Would Know • Or Whatever You Do • Poet in the Pantry • Recipes Food and Cooking • Rhubarb and Honey • Sassy Southern Yankee • Savory Tart • Seduction in The Kitchen • Serena Lissy • Sumptuous Spoonfuls • Take Two Tapas • That Skinny Chick Can Bake • ThatsSoYummy • The Chonchudo Files • The Crumby Cupcake • The Dinner-Mom • The Saucy Southerner
- 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, unwrapped
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Gray Sea Salt to sprinkle on top (optional and to taste)
- 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.
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Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 57mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 22g Protein: 1g