four ingredient spiced caramel fudge

This wickedly delicious and fattening fudge is an ideal recipe to make at this time of the year. Packed in attractive boxes or other imaginative containers, they make great gifts, to indulge your friends and loved ones.

This recipe is very quick and easy – just four ingredients and no sugar thermometers! The sugar might seem excessive, but it’s all good. In the end, the taste is just pure indulgence. I love fudge and making confectionery has also been a passion with me. The aroma of this fudge filled up the entire kitchen.

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Since Carnations Caramel is not available here, I made the caramel by immersing the can in water and boiling it for three hours. I made this on the previous day. Please refer to this link if you want to do the same – https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/caramel-sweetened-condensed-milk/9005d4ff-d063-43da-9fc6-509cc50ae771.

I know there are so many amazing fudge recipes without any cooking, but I love making it the old-fashioned way. I did try a peanut butter fudge recipe once which required no cooking and it was delicious. One of these days, I must try out the no-cook fudge recipes and I will be sure to blog them. I hope that you enjoy making this fudge as much as I did.  This recipe makes around 20-25 pieces of fudge.

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PREP:  10 minutes  COOK TIME:  20 minutes 

Ingredients

400 gms condensed milk can

100 gms butter

500 gms sugar

2 tsp pumpkin spice

! tsp vanilla essence (optional)

Instructions

Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment.

Place the butter, caramelized condensed milk and sugar in a large heavy bottomed pan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for about five to ten minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture starts to come away from the sides of the pan and a little dropped into a pan of cold water forms a soft ball. Remove the fudge from the heat and add the spice and vanilla essence (if using) and beat with a wooden spoon or hand mixer until the fudge becomes grainy and starts to set. Pour into the prepared tin and mark into squares when the mixture has cooled slightly. cut into squares when it is completely cold.