If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the Father’s Day Gift Guide I put out last week, but if you’d rather make something homemade with the kids, I have just the thing for you. The simplest microwave fudge pimped out with half a cup of my husband’s favourite candy – M&M’s. Cut into squares and packaged beautifully, this is the perfect sweet treat to gift.
Get the kids to help you measure and add, but make sure you do all the mixing once the microwave heating starts, the bowl, and fudge, will become super-hot.
125 grams butter or margarine
1 tin condensed milk
2 cups castor sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
3ml white spirit vinegar
100 grams Chocolate M&M’s
- In a big glass bowl, melt the butter in the microwave on high for 1 minute, until melted.
- Add condensed milk and castor sugar, microwaving on high for 1 minute.
- Mix together, scraping any sugar off the sides and microwave for 10 – 12 minutes on high – do not stir during this time.
- Remove the fudge from the microwave when it starts to colour brown and add in the vanilla and vinegar, stirring until slightly cooled.
- Add ¾’s of the M&M’s, keep a few aside to put on top, and gently mix in the rest.
- Pour the fudge into a small prepared baking tin – either slightly greased or lined with baking paper, add in the remaining M&M’s, pressing them gently into the top of the fudge and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, dip a large non-serrated knife into hot water, dry, then slice the fudge into small squares (the warm knife cuts through the set fudge like butter).
This deliciously creamy fudge is incredibly rich, so a little goes a long way. Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to package it up to gift. A super simple ‘bake’ to make with the kids. Enjoy!