I came to realize the other night that I’ve never made fudge! And fudge is sooooo good. I love the classic maple fudge… or something crazy like Oreo fudge… but I deicided I’d go with brown sugar fudge, with some walnuts for some added crunch!
This recipe was super easy, and took very little time. The only thing I’ll add is that if you want nice clean cuts, I’d probably let the fudge sit for 12 hours (or overnight) to let it really harden up.
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (150 ml) evaporated milk
- 2 cups (425 grams) brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup (198 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
- 3/4 cup (85 grams) toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Combine the evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, and salt in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring until smooth. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until a candy thermometer reaches 238°F.
- Remove from heat and pour into a heat-proof bowl. Add the vanilla and combine with a hand-held mixer. Add the powdered sugar in small additions while continuing to beat with the mixer. Mix until smooth. Add the walnuts and mix until just combined.
- Spread the fudge into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm. Slice with a sharp knife. Store fudge in an air-tight container for several days.
Source: Completely Delicious