Sunday, 24 February 2013

Cheats Chocolate Fudge

Who doesn’t love an indulgent piece of fudge? this is a great 'cheats' recipe as there is no boiling of sugar required, which is also handy if the kids want to help you.
It’s a very versatile recipe and you can use either milk or plain choc, and you can use whatever fruit nut combination you like.

It makes a perfect gift too....


210g dried fruit &/or nuts (I chose equal amounts of cherries, blueberries and pistachios)

*reserve 50g of this for the topping*

230g plain or milk chocolate

230g milk or plain chocolate flavoured cake covering 

* IMPORTANT NOTE -this is the ONLY time I would ever advocate using this, in this recipe it helps with the fudginess, but apart from this recipe never ever use it as chocolate substitute!*

1 can of condensed milk (normally about 400g)

½ tsp vanilla essence

50g white chocolate

·         Line an 8 or 9inch square tin with baking parchment, break up the dark chocolate and the cake covering and put into a bowl along with the condensed milk.
·         Stir briefly and then pop in the microwave for 2mins
·         Stir thoroughly and then return to the microwave for a further 1 minute
·         Stir to ensure all the chocolate is melted, add the vanilla, fruit & nuts and stir until combined.
·         Pour into the tin and spread evenly, give the tin a tap of the counter to level it out and disperse any air bubbles.
·         Melt the white chocolate, drizzle over the fudge and then sprinkle the remaining fruit and nut mix onto it.
·         Chill in fridge until set (approx 3-4hrs
·         To serve, cut into squares with a hot knife, store in an airtight container in a cool place.
·         Should keep well for up to a week, if you manage to make it last that long!

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