Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 Ingredients & a Microwave = Fudge Heaven

I was watching the news last night when a small blurb about making homemade fudge came on.  Actually I wasn’t paying close attention when Jevan hollered “LOOK AT THAT MAMA!!”

I quickly grabbed the remote and jumped back to the start of the clip.  He was ooooooohhhhing and awwwwwwing about some fudge the woman was making.  It sure looked good, and simple to make… in the microwave… in about 10 minutes!  I was all over it. :)

Fudge 007

Brown Sugar Fudge

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar (tightly packed)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (I used Low-fat Eagle Brand)

Put everything in a glass bowl.  To start I didn’t even mix anything.  Place in the microwave for 10 minutes, only then stopping about every 2 minutes to mix.
Put tinfoil in a 8x8 pan with it overhanging the sides.  I sprayed it with a bit of Pam (no cook spray).  I don’t like rounded corners in pans so I used a square Tupperware plastic freezer container I have.  An easy way to get the tinfoil to fit is to place the tinfoil on the outside of the container squishing it to form all around.  Then pop it off and put it inside the container.
After ten minutes in the microwave, let mixture slightly cool.  Beat with electric beater for 5 minutes.
Pour into your 8x8 pan.  Let cool in the fridge for about 3 hours.

How easy is that??  And it is so good!  You can line the bottom of the pan with nuts or place a nut on the top, or sprinkle with broken candy canes, etc.

I also made the window slider box that the fudge is in, with the dividers it nicely holds four pieces perfectly.  If you have Cricut Design Studio you can get the file here.



tanita davis said...

Since I'm a person who has been known to BURN things in the microwave, I'm always a little terrified to see things made in there that are more than warming water. I suck at this. But you make it look... easy.
...I'm scared to admit I might at least try the peanut brittle.

...ooh. Wonder what this would be like with coconut milk???

DK said...

Ok I made some...it was pretty yummy...it's still cooling but I know it was yummy 'cause I licked the bowl, beaters & spatula clean!

DaviMack said...

Know what this is? It's Scottish Butter Tablet, except that it uses brown sugar instead of white. I can understand liking it. :)

JustYolie said...

Your recipe is perfect timing!! My oven broke yesterday. The tech won't be in to fix until early Christmas Eve. We bought the oven last year 12/30, but we did buy the extended warranty for 5 years. I'm sure glad you posted this recipe! Thank you!!


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious to me and sure makes a great gift. I love the pretty box you made.

Kansas A said...

Give it a go Tanita with the coconut milk and let me know how it turns out!
Good one Dal :)
Glad I could help JustYolie! :) I hope you get your oven fixed tootsweet!

Balsamroots said...

my turn to try. and yeah -I like the coconut milk idea! btw - the peanut brittle was a good one too! thanks Kans!

Anonymous said...


Bought the milk today,and now the fudge is cooling in my fridge...You may have started something hereLOL Merry Christmas to you amd the family!!!!Pat

Anonymous said...

sounds real good and you don't need a candy thermometer ab

jackie said...

Brown sugar fudge is my favorite! Thanks! And I hope that you and yours had a great holiday!

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

I love quick recipes (especially sweets), because that's about all the time I have to cook. I have saved both the peanut brittle and the Brown Sugar Fudge recipes. Thanks for posting these.