If you’re looking for an easy recipe to make a sweet treat for your Valentine, then I have just the thing for you here. The recipe is very simple to do but it’s still doubly thoughtful because not only have you been thoughtful enough to make them something, but you have been thoughtful enough to incorporate their favourite chocolate bar into it.
WHAT YOU NEED:
380g/13oz white chocolate
397g/14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp salt
Approx 5 bars of your Valentine’s favourite chocolate bar
WHAT YOU DO:
1) Break up the white chocolate and place it into a pan along with the butter, the condensed milk and the salt.
2) Stir continuously on a low heat until it is all melted and smooth. No need to worry about it reaching a certain temperature or anything like that, once it’s smooth, it’s done.
3) Pour it into a lined shallow tray. The one I used is 29cm x 19cm. You don’t want to go any bigger than that because the fudge will be too thin, but you could go smaller for chunkier fudge pieces.
4) Place it in the fridge for half an hour so that it starts to set.
5) Cut the chocolate bars into thin slices. You may find it easier to get a clean slice if the bars are slightly chilled, however if they are too cold then the chocolate can crack up when you’re slicing. Be prepared for a few failed slices which you will be forced to eat there and then. Sorry. Five standard size bars allows for some “wastage”.
6) Place the chocolate bar slices onto the fudge tray, gently pressing them into the surface, and allowing enough space in-between to cut them up later. We’ve actually used three different types of bar here because they are for three different people.
7) Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight, until set. Cut into squares. If you spotted some powdered sugar in my top picture of the finished fudge, it’s because I was impatient and wanted to photograph it, so I didn’t leave it long enough to set. That’s why I needed some help from the powdered sugar; you probably wouldn’t have even noticed if I hadn’t mentioned it would you, but now you’re going to go back up and have a look.
Anyway, so that’s my Doubly Thoughtful Valentine Fudge. If you’re looking for more ideas for sweet Valentine treats, then I recommend popping over to Niki’s Sweet Side. She has beautiful recipes on her site, and her little collection of Valentine recipes that I have linked to are worth looking at, even if just to admire their prettiness. Go on, you know you want to…