If you’re here looking for my usual healthy food ideas, then look away now! Today’s 2 ingredient chocolate fudge recipe is most definitely not healthy, but we all need a treat now and again and this fudge is seriously delicious, looks gorgeous and most important of all, is incredibly easy to make! It’s so simple that my 6 year old could make it, so this fudge is a really great homemade gift idea that children could easily make for teachers, friends or relatives, at Christmas or indeed throughout the year. I make batch after batch of this every year for my family and friends at Christmas, and it never fails to impress, so I thought it was about time I shared the recipe.
I’ve also recently updated this post with a video tutorial, so you can see how quick and easy to make it really is! Check out the video further down the post, and don’t forget to pop over and subscribe to the Eats Amazing YouTube Channel for more video recipes and fun food tutorials!
The great thing about this recipe is that it can be customised to make endless varieties and flavours, so it never gets dull. You just take the basic recipe and mix in extras or add tasty toppings for a different fudge to suit every taste! It’s also incredibly quick to make – I made 3 batches in one go last week, creating 6 different flavours, and the whole process took me about 15 minutes from start to finish! You can literally have a large slab of fudge setting in the fridge 5 minutes from starting making it – it doesn’t get much quicker than that!
2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge
Ingredients (fills 1 tray – approx. 6 small slabs)
1 400g tin condensed milk
500g Dark Chocolate
500g Milk Chocolate
600g White Chocolate
(Optional extras): Toppings of your choice*
Line a small rectangular baking tray or cake tin with baking parchment. If you don’t have any, tin foil also works.
Break or chop the chocolate of your choice into pieces and place in a large microwavable bowl. Pour over the condensed milk and mix together well.
Pop the bowl into the microwave and heat in short bursts of around 30 seconds, taking it out and stirring in between, until the chocolate has almost melted. Be careful not to overheat.
Once the chocolate is melted, beat well with a wooden spoon until it all comes together smoothly. If you would like to mix anything into the fudge, throw it in at this point and stir to mix in.
Tip into the tin and spread around so it is in an even layer in the tin. Use a palette knife or spatula to smooth the top down. If using toppings, add at this point, pushing them into the fudge quickly before it sets.
Pop the tray of fudge into the fridge and leave to set. Once it has set hard, take it out and cut into pieces. I like to cut mine into 6 mini slabs, scoring lines into the top and packing in cellophane bags to give as gifts.
*Suggested topping or flavourings to mix in:
Vanilla Essence: a tsp of vanilla essence gives some lovely extra flavour and is particularly good in the dark chocolate fudge – mix in before beating.
Dried fruit: Cranberries are lovely at Christmas, or try raisins, blueberries, cherries, freeze dried strawberries (gorgeous in the white chocolate fudge), dried banana chips or a mix of whatever you have in the cupboard. I used a great ‘berries and cherries’ mix to top some of my dark chocolate fudge this time.
Nuts: Chopped or whole nuts work well – mix in or use to top the fudge (or do both!). Walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamias or flaked almonds all work well.
Chopped or smashed candy cane: I popped a couple of candy canes into a plastic bag and crushed them with a rolling pin to top the other half of my dark chocolate fudge – but it this would work well with all three kinds of chocolate.
Marshmallows: Mix big marshmallows into the fudge or use mini marshmallows to top – there are some really fun seasonal shaped marshmallows around at this time of year that you could use to top the fudge too.
Chunks of contrasting chocolate: mix chunks of milk chocolate into white chocolate fudge or vice versa or press pieces of chocolate into the top. I added milky way magic stars to the top of my white chocolate fudge, but buttons, jazzies, maltesers, smarties or chocolate chips would also work well.
Swirled double chocolate fudge: make up two batches of contrasting fudge (e.g. white chocolate at milk chocolate) and swirl them together in the tin. If you only want one batch, halve the recipe and put half of a tin of condensed milk in each bowl of chocolate.
Sprinkles: Top plain chocolate fudge with sprinkles of your choice – there are some great seasonal sprinkles available in most supermarkets or online. Try red and white nonpareils on dark chocolate, or snowflake sprinkles on white chocolate.
I sent most of the fudge off to Small Child’s school Christmas Fayre, I hope it was enjoyed by whoever purchased it!
As promised, I’ve added a video tutorial which you can watch below. If you have any trouble watching it within this post, click here to watch it on YouTube. I’d love it if you could subscribe to the Eats Amazing YouTube channel while you’re there – I’m really enjoying making these recipe and fun food tutorial videos so you’ll find lots more creative ideas there!
Hopefully I’ve managed to give you plenty of ideas so you can make this fudge your own! Can you think of any other toppings to add?
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