Fudge usually needs high temperatures and big pans–not two things you’re looking for when cooking with kids–but this easy-peasy fudge doesn’t take any messing around or fiddling with thermometers. There is some stovetop action required, but we aren’t talking high temperatures here. Of course, your child should always be supervised in the kitchen.
This fudge could not be easier to make. In fact, there are really only 2 main ingredients. Although we’ve made ours extra festive with some cranberries, this quick fudge tastes yummy plain too.
You can of course use different dried druits, and any kind of chocolate you like. We used a mix of white and milk chocolate to make it look more traditionally fudgy, but to look more wintery you can use white chocolate only, or use dark chocolate only and add cherries for a yummy black forest fudge. The variations are endless!
Stuff You’ll Need
- 600g chocolate
- 397g tin of condensed milk
- 100g dried cranberries (optional)
Let’s Get Going
1. Break your chocolate into pieces and pop it into a large saucepan. Pop the condensed milk in there too and give it all a stir with a nice big wooden spoon.
2. Heat gently until the chocolate has melted. Make sure everything is stirred together nicely, and then add your dried fruits (if using).
3. Pour the mix into a 20cm (8 inch) square tin that’s been lined with greaseproof paper.
4. Pop it into the fridge or somewhere cool, so the fudge can set.
5. Once set, pull the fudge out of the tin using the edges of the paper. Get a grown-up to help you cut it into squares.
6. You can give the fudge as a gift just as it is, or you can drizzle some melted chocolate over the top to decorate it, add some sprinkles, pop them in petit four cases, or even brush with some edible lustre dust (even Poundland stocks edible glitter/dust!). Decorating is the fun bit where you can do what you like 🙂
Festive fudge should be kept in the fridge once it’s made, to stop it from getting too gloopy.
Don’t forget to check out our other Christmas food gifts to make.