Caramel Apple Fudge

One of the best fall treats – homemade caramel apple fudge! This fudge reminds me of those green caramel apple suckers! SO good!
caramel apple fudge stack on top of each other
For as long as I can remember, I have loved those green caramel apple suckers. The ones that are flat, with the green sour apple candy that’s dipped in caramel. I don’t know why, but there’s something about the combination of sour and sweet. And admittedly I like the ones that have more caramel the best.

If someone was to hand me one right now, I would instantly open it and put it in my mouth. I feel weird admitting that I’m an adult and I like suckers :D

This fudge reminds me of those suckers!

caramel apple fudge in a stack in metal tray with apples in background
To achieve that sour apple taste, this recipe calls for 3 packets of apple cider drink mix. You can find this near the tea and hot cocoa mix in your grocery store. I actually use the same apple cider drink mix in these caramel apple snickerdoodles which are SO good!

Of course this caramel apple fudge wouldn’t be complete without the caramel, and when you swirl the two together, you get this fun combination of flavors!

caramel apple fudge on metal place
This fudge is definitely something you could make in the morning and serve in the afternoon. The actual cooking of the fudge only takes 15 minutes and we recommend putting the fudge in the fridge for 3 hours to set before cutting it into pieces.

caramel apple fudge pieces on metal place
I used International Delight caramel macchiato creamer in this recipe to add sweetness and a nice caramel flavor. I love International Delight because it’s super versatile and you can use it in a lot of recipes, in addition to in your coffee! See all of our International Delight recipes.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

caramel apple fudge with bite removed on one piece with text overlay

For a step-by-step of how to make this caramel apple fudge recipe, watch this short video:

One of the best fall treats - homemade caramel apple fudge! This fudge reminds me of those green caramel apple suckers! SO good!

Caramel Apple Fudge

Yield: 8x8 inch pan of fudge
Additional Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

One of the best fall treats - homemade caramel apple fudge! This fudge reminds me of those green caramel apple suckers! SO good!


  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (1/4 cup)
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 packets of Apple cider drink mix (0.74 oz each)
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp International Delight caramel macchiato creamer (can substitute heavy cream!)


  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with 2 layers of tin foil, leaving an overhang.
  2. In a large pot combine the butter, marshmallows, sugar, heavy cream, and packets of apple cider, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the marshmallows are melted, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the caramel bits and International Delight creamer (or heavy cream) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the caramel at 45 second intervals at 50% power until they are melted and smooth. Set aside.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the white chocolate chips until they are completely melted.
  5. Pour the fudge into the pan. Drizzle the caramel on top of the fudge, use a small metal spatula to create swirls in the fudge.
  6. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Cut into small squares, for best result keep the fudge in the fridge.


  1. Looks good.  Have to try.

  2. I made this for my county fair this week and received 1st place with it!

    • Just wanted to update my post. Last year, 2018 I received Best Of Show for the this fudge from the Ohio State Fair. I did not use the creamer in it. I like others do not like coffee. I have friends requesting this fudge all the time!

  3. Any idea how many lbs this recipe makes?

  4. how many carbs and how many grams of sugar?

  5. Just made this. Waiting on my second batch to set. I realized, late in the game, that I only had K-cups Apple cider mix! The grocery delivery person got me the wrong box. But great news, I took a chance and still used 3 k-cups (to match the required 3 packets of Apple cider) and it worked. My husband loves it. I always bake for his office but now he’s saying maybe all 2 batches should stay at home just for him! I recommend watching the pot when melting the mini-marshmallows. Lower or turn off the heat when you only have a few mallows half melted and just keep stirring until all melted. I was first concerned that the white chocolate will seize up because the melted marshmallow might be too high of a temperature but it worked out just fine, 2X.

  6. Just found your site. It is wonderful. This looks great. I really want ot try it, but can you replace the creamer with something else?  I don’t drink coffee (gasp, I know) and don’t know what i would use the rest if the bottle for! Thanks. ????

    • Oh this is going to be a hard one because the creamer adds great caramel flavor! You could try heavy cream – but it won’t have the exact flavor!

    • I had the same problem with the creamer. Go to quick trip and grab a few of the creamers. Or mix the left over cream with Karl syrup for ice cream topping. The creamer does taste good.

    • The only packets of Apple Cider I found said spiced apple cider. Can I use that?

    • Yes!

  7. Like Jen, I don’t drink coffee nor do I like anything coffee flavored. So I agree that the heavy cream or 1/2 & 1/2 can be used but I will add some caramel extract. Thanks for the idea and the recipe!

  8. Want to make fudge for Christmas. As a rule, can fudge be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated for a period of time?

    • Hi Karen! I wouldn’t freeze this fudge, but it can stay in the fridge, tightly wrapped for a few days!

  9. I made this fudge and it was delicious and a huge hit!  I ended up following the recipe exactly and am going to freeze the creamer. Darn, was going to ask about freezing the fudge. I have some left and really don’t want to waste it. Anyone who wants a great gift, try this fudge!!  

  10. Everything goes great UNTIL, I add the white chocolate chips. The consistency is it smooth and pourable like the video…. it  pasty. I’m following the recipe exactly, with the exception being I’m using Ghiradelli White Chips instead of till house.

    Tried this twice- same thing! I can tell this is delish! But just am not nailing this one. Help please!!!????

    • Hi Susan! Did you over cook the mixture? You said it was pourable but pasty?

    • I know this is way past your question but try adding a little cream or half n half start with a TBS first and stir keep adding until it is soomth and pourable.

  11. Made this last Sunday. Everyone that tried it said awesome fudge! I only used 1/4 cup sugar. Next time I make the fudge going to try it with no sugar. Thanks for the recipe!

  12.  What are caramel bits? I’m assuming they’re not the caramel squares.

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