This year we haven’t got any Christmas decorations in our house, (joys of living in rented accommodation on the other side of the world) not even a set of fairy lights, so I need all the Christmas cheer I can get. Enter Christmas fudge.
If you’re anything like me you’ll have avoided making fudge and left it to the professionals. I’ve always had this idea that fudge is a complicated process which requires a lot of skill, patience and time, and for the most part it does. However, this fudge recipe couldn’t be simpler. With only four ingredients it’s the easiest fudge recipe I’ve ever come across.
It takes around 5 minutes to prepare and ‘cook’ and then a further 2 hours to chill. It’s the perfect treat to quickly whip up for visiting Christmas guests, or to quieten hungry children or (if you’re like me) to savour with a cup of tea whilst watching Love Actually.
And it’s super versatile! Using the base of condensed milk and chocolate you could add so many different flavours, fillings and toppings and make yourself a smorgasbord of fudge. This time, to keep it Christmassy, I went for white chocolate and candy cane.
*warning* This recipe contains a LOT of sugar, so perhaps limit your portion to one or two squares, especially if you give it to children else you might have to deal with some serious sugar highs!
To make around 20 squares of fudge you’ll need:
1 can of condensed milk
200g of white chocolate
1/4 tsp of salt
10 peppermint candy canes
1 tray lined with grease proof paper
Crush your candy canes and leave to one side.
In a bowl add the condensed milk, chocolate and salt.
Pop into the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring until thoroughly combined and smooth.
Once all the chocolate is melted and your fudge mixture is smooth add about 1/4 of your crushed candy canes and mix.
Pour into your lined tray and sprinkle the rest of your crushed candy cane on the top.
Chill for 2 hours or until you need to serve.
Chop up into squares and enjoy!
See, told you it was super easy. And it tastes just like Christmas!
I’m already planning to make peanut butter, salted caramel and Easter fudge throughout the year, what flavours would you make? Let me know in the comments below.