Sunday, 22 December 2013

Candy Cane Fudge


I planned to make some festive fudge for my work peeps weeks ago but had been putting it off (procrastination is my middle name) thinking it was going to be messy and difficult...

Well, how wrong was I?
Fudge is seriously the fastest and easiest sweet treat I have ever made.
Ever!
Considering how much fudge I have consumed over the years I am surprised that I have not discovered this earlier.

I guess I always imagined that making fudge required a factory of heavy duty machinery doing all kinds of weird things to sugar.
Turns out, sugar isn't even an ingredient in this simple fudge*.

Which makes it the perfect sweet treat to make for family, friends, neighbours, teachers, co-workers, your postman etc.
It is so ridiculously easy you will want to make some for everyone!


Ingredients:
500gms white chocolate
1 can sweetened condensed milk
12 candy canes crushed

Method:
1. Line a square baking tin with baking paper, ensuring there is an overhang on two edges.
Break the candy canes into the bowl of a food processor. Process until crushed. Scoop out the larger bits sitting on top and reserve them for later.

2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate and the condensed milk until smooth and well combined.
Remove from the heat, stir through the crushed candy canes.

3. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the bigger chunks of reserved crushed candy cane over the top and press into the fudge lightly with your palms.
Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Cut and serve.

Helpful tips:
When it comes to slicing the fudge; flip it onto a board and remove the whole sheet of baking paper from the bottom then flip the fudge back over and cut into desired size.
This works better than cutting and removing individual pieces from the baking paper.

Fudge is easier to cut when it's cold from the fridge (and you get neater edges). If the fudge starts to softened too much while cutting, place back in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up again. 


*Fudge itself is packed full of sugary sweetness. For clarification, this is not a sugar free treat.
There is just no additional sugar added.

2 comments:

  1. I love fudge, white peppermint is ok but I think you should make a chocolate one as well, maybe something with nuts, I really love Christmas, but I really love Christmas food more. Have an incredible Christmas and I love you to the Christmas star and back.

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  2. nice to see you posting again BKM :)

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