Really Easy Fudge

Delicious Chocolate Fudge made easy

Not strictly baking I know but this is so easy and oh sooooo good. Fudge should melt in the mouth but importantly not leave you with a mouth full of sugar crystal. This recipe is fail-safe - my kids love making this.

Lots of stirring required, so doubles as an upper arm workout!

  • 225g Butter (about 1/2 a pound)
  • 900g Sugar*
  • 1 Tin Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Tin of full fat milk (used the empty condensed milk tin)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 Teaspoons of Cocoa powder**

* I use regular sugar but you can also use castor sugar for a more refined and smoother fudge
** This is optional; leave out the cocoa powder and you get vanilla fudge which is just as nice.

Over a moderate heat melt the butter with the condensed milk and milk. Add the sugar and allow time to dissolve. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, boil the mixture until the colour changes to a caramel/fudge colour - keep stirring throughout. To test if the fudge is ready, take a spoon and allow a drop to fall into a glass of cold water - if it forms a soft-ball then it's ready.

Take off the heat and stir as the mixture cools. It might take upto 10 minutes for the mixture to thicken - keep stirring.

Once thick, and your arm is really started to ache, pour the mixture into a prepared tin or tray such that the fudge is approx one inch think. Put the tray into the fridge and allow to cool - a few hours should do it.

Cut into cubes or your favourite shape and enjoy.

Note: If the fudge hasn't set enough after a few hours in the fridge then you probably didn't boil it for long enough! Put the semi-set mixture back into a pot over the heat and boil again - no harm done.

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