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Delicious squares of caramel coated in dark plain Fairtrade chocolate. Naughty, very rich and tempting to eat and perfect as a gift for someone you love. Chocolate-coated caramel fudge
Serves: 24 pieces
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs:Mid-price

 

Ingredients

 

    • 90g (3oz) butter

 

    • 170g can evaporated milk

 

    • 500g (1lb) golden granulated sugar

 

    • 398g can caramel

 

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

    • 600g (1¼lb) Fairtrade dark chocolate, broken into squares

 

    • 18cm (7in) square tin, lined with baking parchment

 

    • 2 x 12-hole, deep ice-cube tray

 

 

Method

 

 

    1. ut the butter, evaporated milk, sugar, caramel and vanilla extract into a pan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

 

    1. Increase the heat and boil for 8 mins, stirring occasionally until the fudge thickens.

 

    1. Plunge the base of the pan into a large bowl of cold water, to stop it cooking. Whisk fudge with a hand-held electric mixer for 5 mins (this gives it the characteristic crumbly texture). Pour into the prepared tin. Cool for at least 1 hour.

 

    1. Cut the fudge into 24 rectangles. Put the chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until the chocolate has melted.

 

    1. Polish the inside of the ice-cube trays with kitchen paper, to ensure they are clean and dry. Pour in a layer of melted chocolate in each section of the tray. Top with a piece of fudge and pour on the rest of the chocolate. Chill in the fridge for a few hours.

 

    1. To serve: Upturn the ice-cube trays and tap the fudge out on to parchment paper. Cut the cubes into slices, if you like.

 

    1. To give: Wrap fudge in clear cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon, then attach a label to each parcel with an eat-by date and a note to store fudge in fridge.

 

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

Fat 12.0g

 

Saturates 7.0g

 

Calories 300(kcal)