I’ve been making this fudge for several years now and it is THE best fudge EVER! So if you are looking for a simple Christmas gift to make with only a few ingredients then this is perfect!
I like to use a flavoured icing sugar for this purely because I am a massive fan of Sugar And Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and their Salted Caramel icing sugar is delicious. They have many other flavours available but of course you can use plain icing sugar and some vanilla extract if you wanted a simple option. You can buy these online from various places including Amazon or your local Hobbycraft store may stock it.
This recipe comes with a warning: If you’re making it for Christmas presents you will NOT want to give it away…
450g Salted Caramel icing sugar (this will work with any other flavour too of course!)
1 tin of condensed milk
Line a tin with cling film – my tin was approx 8″x8″.
Put all ingredients in a large pan and heat gently whilst stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Your arms will start to ache as there is a lot of stirring involved!
Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up to rush this as you’ll spoil it.
Keep stirring and heating until it reaches 117 degrees (I use a cheap sugar thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature)
It will take about 10-15 mins to reach the required temperature and you will need to stir continuously during that time.
Once it reaches 117 degrees, remove from heat and continue stirring until it gets lovely and thick and starts to cool.
Pour in to the lined tin, smooth it out and add any any toppings over it – I just used glitter to add a festive feel.
Leave to cool completely and then chop into small squares!
Try not to eat it all – although you probably deserve at least 2 pieces for all that stirring!
Your delicious fudge will last for 2 weeks stored in an airtight container, or longer in the fridge.