We went to a friend’s house on New Year’s Eve, rather than pay loads of money to eat out somewhere. I supplied the bubbles and a starter, whilst she made the main course. I also took this ridiculously easy-to-make chocolate fudge, which was a big hit.
It’s very simple to make and literally takes five minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I cup chopped chocolate (I chopped up 1 x 150g bar of supermarket brand, milk chocolate – but use dark or white chocolate if you prefer)
170g tube of condensed milk
1/8 cup butter
1/8 cup peanut butter (if you don’t like peanut butter – make it 1/4 cup butter instead)
I also added a handful each of roughly chopped almonds and currants, but you can just as easily leave these out.
Here’s what you do:
Put the condensed milk, chopped chocolate, butter and peanut butter into a bowl and microwave at 800W for 2 minutes.
Take out, give it a good stir and put back into the microwave for a further 1 minute.
In the meantime, roughly chop the almonds and currants.
When the microwave pings, add the fruit and nuts to the mixture and give a final stir.
Line a plastic sandwich box (mine was 20 x 13 cms) with greaseproof paper and pour the thick mixture into it. Spread out into the corners and allow to cool slightly before putting into the fridge for an hour to chill.
Cut up into squares and ENJOY!
What’s your favourite recipe that is quick and easy to make?
If you like this, you might also enjoy these other recipes:
Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies
Patatas a lo pobre: Poor man´s potatoes
Fresh Figs Stuffed with Goat´s Cheese and wrapped in Smoked Bacon
Oh BLISS!! 🙂
…and SO easy and quick to make, too! (Maybe TOO easy!) 🙂
Too easy to eat as well, Sue. 😦
Sorry Marianne, I’ve got Sue on the brain after just doing her Word a Week Challenge. 😀
LOL It’s OK – I knew who you meant, Jeanne 😉
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It sounds delicious and easy to make,Marianne ! Delightful photos already drooling …
Very easy to make, yes.
**passes the napkins to mop up the drool” 😉
This looks good and so easy to make. I’m not a sweet eater but I’m
sure my next guests will enjoy them. Thanks for the recipe.
Yes, very quick and easy to make, Isadora. I’m sure your guests will love it 🙂
Yum, one of my favorite combo’s – chocolate & peanut butter. I was given a brownie recipe half s lifetime ago using similar ingredients, and although I can’t eat a lot of sweets I break it out from time to time.
The peanut butter flavour is quite subtle in this, but you could always adjust it a bit, to your taste.
It IS yummy 🙂
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Hello Marianne This recipe looks lovely, I am going to try it soon.
I wanted to tell you about a wonderful Musician that we heard yesterday. We are on holiday in Sydney. Yesterday we were walking in Hyde Park and heard Spanish Music. There was a young man sitting by the fountain playing Spanish Guitar. We stopped to listen for a long time, it was delightful; transported us back to Spain. His name is Tom Ward. I wondered if any of you have heard him play?
HI Paula – good luck with the fudge 🙂
How wonderful to have heard Spanish music in the middle of Hyde Park! Can’t say I’ve heard Tom play – I wonder if he has any videos posted onto YouTube?
Oh, I am drooling Marianne! Shame on you! LOL! Great shots and thanks for the recipe. 😀 *hugs*
You’re welcome, Sophia 🙂
I just KNOW you’ll love it!
Oh, you KNOW so right! I know I will too. Hubby and I are going to fight over this! LOL!
UH – OH! Don’t want to cause any marital strife!
Whahahah! Don’t worry, I will share with him and see to it that he doesn’t eat too much. hehehe
Hi Marianne, I was new to blogging last year and I guess I have explored hundreds of different blogs over the year – people who live in Spain, writers, photographers, foodies, book reviewers and some I struggle to define! That’s a lot of reading. And you too have read my blog, in its first year, when I was finding my way. So as a big THANK YOU for your support, I’d like to nominate you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
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Many thanks, and Happy Blogging in 2014.
Thanks so much for thinking of me, Sandra. I’m honoured.
Happy Blogging in 2014.
You’re welcome! SD
such a lovely recipes……I’m always in in for chocolate fudge! ❤
Thanks for the comment, Ayesha and for following 🙂
You weren’t kidding about that Marianne. I can taste them!
Nom, nom 🙂
I’m sitting here munching on pecans and almonds. That fudge would just top this little snack right off!!
Yes it would! 🙂
You do understand that even we men are on diets after Christmas don’t you. I salivate so much when you pass out the recipes that I have to wear a bib before logging on to my messages.
xxx Huge Hugs and New Year Wishes xxx
Of course, David – why do you think I posted it? 😉
Go on, give it a try – YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Oh I want that! I suppose I’ll have to make it myself. I’ll let you know if and when I do. Fantastic photos Marianne!
OH yes – please do, Trish.
These were the very first photos I’ve taken with my new DSLR Nikon D3200 camera. So much to learn!
I love fudge and used to make it but daren’t now as I have no will power!
AH … now that’s the problem. If only there was an easy recipe for that, Gilly!
It does sound easy, Marianne. Thanks!
It really IS, Amy.
Darn it all….you put on this recipe the very week I weigh myself after the Xmas festivities!!!
AAwww … sorry granny! 🙂
Nobody comes to our house bearing gifts like this! #feelingcheated
AAwwww – well, make it yourself, keep half of it, and take the rest to share with a friend. They’ll love you EVEN MORE for it 🙂
How do you make it if you don’t have a microwave? The old fashioned ‘bain-marie’ way? Do you let it boil? or just melt? are the cup measurements American cup measurements? Sorry to be a pain 😦
Well, I haven’t made it other than in a microwave – but it certainly bubbles in there – so I would say try it in a pan (rather than a bain-marie) with a low light and just simmer it.
Yes, American cup measurements – 250ml
It’s delicious 🙂
Thanks, Marianne 🙂
Let me know how you get on with it, Sue 🙂
Yes drooling as I type! Not good for the keyboard.