Sometimes you just want something sweet, fast and easy. Like a three ingredient, five minute chocolate fudge. ZOMG. Got butter? Condensed milk? Chocolate? Congratulations, you are one step closer to having some sweet fudgey goodness in your world. Know what’s even better? It’s another One Bowl Wonder, which means hardly any mess to clean afterwards.
This simple fudge recipe is very easy to customise to your tastes: you could use flavour-infused chocolates such as orange, mint and chilli for a quick flavour change. You could even use semisweet dark chocolate and add dried fruits or nuts like candied ginger or orange, cranberries, glace cherries, macadamias or hazelnuts. Oh my. You might have to try them all, you know, to definitively find your favourite.
If you’re needing to prepare a quick and delicious handmade gift, particularly around Christmas time, this could be your lifesaver. Fudge is so easy to jazz up: you could wrap individual squares in nonstick paper and tie the ends with ribbons. Or present a batch in a giftbox lined with a little festive tissue paper.
EASY CHOCOLATE FUDGE
YOU WILL NEED
395g Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
50g Unsalted Butter, cubed
200g Finely Chopped Dark Chocolate (Flavour of Choice)
200g Finely Chopped Dark Chocolate (Plain)
optional: 100g dried fruit of your choice
Line the sides and base of a square cake tin measuring 18cm. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the condensed milk and butter on low heat until melted. Stir continuously to stop the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning. While the mixture is warm, stir in the chocolate until completely melted. Immediately pour the fudge into the cake tin. Smooth the top and refrigerate until firm (2-4 hours). When set, cut the fudge into squares. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Keeps for at least 5 days.