The period leading up to
Christmas should be a time of preparation and
anticipation. Younger members of the family love
to take part and few things make them more excited
than the prospect of creating home-made sweets.
This American style fudge is so easy to make that
even younger children can be in charge - as long
as they can easily reach the cooker and stir the
melting chocolate without any risk of pulling
down the pan of hot water. Letting the children
loose in the kitchen can seem counter-productive
due to the mess it tends to creates, but this
recipe does not generate a great deal of mess
and it is so quick to make.
1. Line a
small roasting tin (15 x 20 cm approximately)
a double boiler by suspending a glass bowl over
a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl
does not touch the water but sits just prone of
it. Break the chocolate into the bowl; add the
butter, vanilla and condensed milk. Stir gently
while it melts.
3. Leave it
to cool down a little before stirring in the peanuts
and mini marshmallows - take care not to break
up the marshmallows.
4. Pour into
the lined tin and set in the fridge for a minimum
of 4 hours.
5. Cut into
small squares. If you like, wrap in coloured cellophane
and arrange in a nice bowl or, give away a bag
of home-made fudge for Christmas.
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