My little boy came home from school today asking if we could make chocolate fudge – I, of course, thought that was a great idea! I am one of the world’s great chocolate lovers and can’t think when I’ve turned down or disliked a bit (or a lot) of chocolate in any way, shape or form. So I dug out an old favourite recipe that is more of a slice really, but the name conjures up all sorts of images of gorgeous chunks of chocolate….hmmm.
This fudge is super easy and again, there is no messing about with sugar thermometers and I suppose there are die hards that will say this isn’t actually fudge, but humour me – it’s delicious. And is a great recipe for kids to experiment with.
True decadence may have you melting chocolate or a ganache type mixture over the top and letting that set, but I’ve just left it plain. Also a great idea to package into small treat bags for the school gala or charity bazaar.
250 g marie biscuits
500 g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
250 g unsalted butter
Gently melt the butter over a low heat in a large saucepan, taking care not to let it boil. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into the melted butter and stir well. Beat the egg and crush the biscuits, separately of course. Add the egg and vanilla essence to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Remove the pan from the heat, add the crushed biscuits and stir. Pour the mixture into a greased or lined baking tray and set aside to cool. Once at room temperature and set nicely, turn it out onto a board and cut into squares.
Tip: An easy way to crush the biscuits is to put them all into a large plastic bag that seals well. Remove as much of the air from the bag as you can and seal it before bashing it with a rolling pin. A great stress reliever and a fun way of getting the kids involved…works a treat.