Christmas fudge – very yummy and sweet, makes a lovely after dinner treat, a pretty Christmas gift or just something fun to make with the kids!
I made this as a combination of fudge and rocky road, with more of a Christmas theme.
It’s rich and yummy – and I think Santa will enjoy eating it on Christmas Eve at our house next year! It is also a good idea for gifts although you may have to fight off kids in order to get it wrapped rather than eaten 🙂
Christmas Road fudge…
2 tablespoons butter
360g milk or dark chocolate pieces
395g tin of sweetened condensed milk
100g mini marshmallows (big ones if you must but there’s no point in cutting big ones into mini marshmallows as they get sticky and clump!)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1/3 cup roughly chopped macadamias
35 spearmint leaves, roughly chopped
Melt the butter, chocolate with the condensed milk – takes 4 or 5 40 second bursts in my microwave.
Sir in the nuts, marshmallows, cranberries and lollies.
Pour into a grease-proof paper lined pan (mine is about 30 x 25 cm).
Put tray in fridge until it sets – at least a few hours.
Cut into squares to serve. store or wrap as gifts.
Note on a hot day, you may want to pop it in the freezer for a while before handling it so it is less sticky and easier to pack nicely.
The spearmint leaves are a surprising taste and texture every time you bite into one – I love it! However, you could try green jelly babies instead to get the colour and texture without such a strong flavour.