I love having cheeky bite sized treats waiting for me when I open the fridge. Every time I go in I’m like, “Ooh, thank you very much!” Homemade fudge is one of those cheeky treats, but everyone seems to think that it’s difficult to make. All that faffing about with thermometers & ‘soft ball’ stages etc etc… Well this recipe is easy peasy! No thermometers needed, just 15 minutes to make plus setting time. That’s about it! And the peanut butter/chocolate combo? You know it’s a winner.
Here is what you will need to make approx 36 pieces.
- 1 x 397g Can of Condensed Milk
- 240g Dark Chocolate
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 200g White Chocolate
- 65g Smooth Peanut Butter
- 8″ (20cm) Square Baking Tin
Lightly grease and line the base & sides of your baking tin. Make sure to leave an overhang so you can pull out the fudge at the end.
Break the dark & white chocolate into pieces. Then take out two medium sized saucepans.
In one, pour in half the condensed milk, the dark chocolate, vanilla extract & half the bicarbonate of soda.
In the other, pour the remaining half of condensed milk, the white chocolate, the peanut butter & the remaining half of bicarbonate of soda.
Gently melt both over a low heat until everything is melted & smooth. Stir regularly.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared tin and spread out with the back of a spoon.
Top with the peanut butter mixture then take a skewer or knife and swirl, creating a marble like effect.
Leave at room temperature for 20 minutes or so to cool down before placing in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours.
When completely set, lift the fudge out of the tin & slice into a 6 x 6 grid, making 36 pieces.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container. This will keep for at least a week. (Yeah, as if it’s going to last that long!)
It’s beautiful isn’t it?? And I told you it was easy to make! None of that stirring a pot of boiling lava for hours on end, just melt it, mix it & chill it. Job done! It really is delicious though, such a smooth & creamy texture. The richness from the dark chocolate counter balances the sweetness of the white chocolate and the condensed milk. Then the peanut butter hits you and it’s like BAM! FLAVOUR! (Insert jazz hands here.) You’ve got to give this one a try, I promise you won’t regret it.
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time!