I have been making this Chocolate Fudge recipe for many years now. It’s another one of my go-to recipes that I think you should have! One of my good friends gave me this recipe when our children were young and I’m still making it. It can be easily varied which is something great about this simple Chocolate Fudge recipe.
Last night, after I had put my pyjamas on, I decided to make this fudge. It didn’t take me long to whip up and I left it to cool on the kitchen bench while I watched TV for a while. Before I went to bed I popped it in the fridge. This fudge is so quick to make and you can do it in your pyjamas! It’s fantastic!
- 100g butter, cubed
- 400g tin sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp golden syrup
- 200g dark choc bits (or chocolate melts)
- Grease loaf tin (or bar tin) with butter and line with baking paper.
- In a medium saucepan melt butter, condensed milk, brown sugar and golden syrup over a low heat. Stir until boiling.
- Simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from heat.
- Add chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and fudge mixture is smooth.
- Pour into prepared tin.
- Allow to cool on bench, then chill.
- When set cut into small squares.
This time I made my fudge extra special by adding in soft jelly lollies just before pouring it into the tin. You can also add in chopped nuts, marshmallows, cherries, dried fruit, etc. Whatever your favourite lolly is – add it in! Jelly babies work well.
Last night I was feeling extra hungry so I doubled the recipe, but the normal recipe makes plenty! This made a full large loaf tin of fudge (I got the tin from IKEA.) This tin is a bit longer than your standard loaf tin. Otherwise you could just use a square tin if you double the recipe – or use two loaf tins.
To make this Chocolate Fudge as gifts (it’s brilliant for Christmas or Easter) you can cut it into 4cm x 10cm bars and wrap in greaseproof paper. Tie the ends with string and it looks beautiful.
I hope you like this easy Chocolate Fudge recipe. I’m not pretending that it’s healthy. It’s definitely “sometimes” food but I am a firm believer in a balanced diet!