By: Lily Bennell
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Christmas is just around the corner, so why not take to the kitchen and try whipping up a delicious batch of our festive fudge? This simple chocolate fudge recipe is not only mouth-wateringly moreish, it’s also quick and easy to make!

We find this fudge is much nicer (and cheaper) than your traditional box of chocolates; it’s just perfect for having a handful after Christmas dinner whilst you slob out and watch the Queen’s speech on TV. Additionally, if you’re trying to do Christmas on a shoestring this year, why not pop some pieces of this festive fudge into a mason jar with a bow, and give them out as gifts to your friends and relatives?

It’s a gorgeous gift that really shows the thought that you’ve put into it!

finished-product

Ingredients

  • 1 can condensed milk (should be around 400g)
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 150g milk chocolate (for a richer taste, add more dark chocolate instead)
  • 100g chopped walnuts

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Shallow rectangular baking tin (ideally 20cm wide)
  • Cling film

Our Method

Step 1

Break up the chocolate into squares, and pop into a mixing bowl. Heat over a pan of boiling water until the chocolate has completely melted.

chocolate-pieces

Step 2

Pour in the condensed milk, and continue to heat in the mixing bowl, stirring regularly until all the milk has been completely mixed in to the chocolate.

chocolate-fudge-mix

Step 3

Spread the mixture into a shallow baking tin lined with cling film (this will make it easier to remove the fudge from your tin later on).

spread-out-mixture

Step 4

Press the walnuts into the top of your mixture firmly. Make sure they’re spread out fairly evenly across the top of your mixture.

mixture-with-walnuts

Step 5

Put the mixture in the fridge and chill for a minimum of two hours.

set-mixture

Step 6

Carefully remove from the tin and take off the cling film. Cut into pieces around 2 x 2 cm.

finished-product

And there you have it! Easy chocolate and walnut fudge to share with your friends and family this festive season. Merry Christmas!