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My recipe calls for unsalted butter but I only have salted butter on hand. Will this be a problem in the taste or consistency of my fudge?

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    Does the recipe call for salt to be added? – GdD Dec 18 '19 at 9:49
  • Including the entire recipe would allow us to see whether the increased amount of salt would actually be noticeable. – NSGod Dec 18 '19 at 21:55
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Provided the butter is not too salty, it should not affect the consistency or setting, but it will add an extra flavour dimension to the fudge. I don't know what ratios you will be using, but salt and sometimes chilli is added to chocolate to add extra flavour. Personally, I would not find a little bit of salt to balance out the sweetness unpleasant, but that would very much depend on the amount in the butter. Too much would be overpowering.

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If you are making it at home and in a "small amount" it's okay to use salted butter and will not affect the taste. I often use salted butter at home in my sweet recipes because I think a pinch of salt enhances flavour.

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