Marshmallow fudge

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We made this easy fudge in the microwave – and whether it contains marshmallows or not, it always hits the sweet spot! If you don’t like using a microwave, you can also make the fudge on the stove; remember to stir continuously so it doesn’t burn.

Enough for one 18 x 18 cm pan

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 12–14 minutes

• 125 g butter

• 1 tin (385 g) condensed milk

• 60 ml milk

• 250 ml Huletts Icing Sugar

• 250 ml Huletts SunSweet Brown Sugar

• 5 ml vanilla essence

• a pinch of salt

• a large handful of mini marshmallows

1 Melt the butter, condensed milk, milk, icing sugar and brown sugar in a deep microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 2–3 minutes on high. (The fudge will bubble up, so if the bowl is too shallow, it will boil over.) Remove from the microwave and stir well.

2 Cook for 10–12 minutes on high, stirring well after every two minutes. The colour will darken gradually and the mixture will thicken. The colour indicates when the fudge is done. The strength of your microwave will influence the cooking time.

3 Add the vanilla and salt, and beat the fudge briskly with a wooden spoon for a few minutes. This step is vital, otherwise the fudge won’t set properly. The fudge should lose its shine and pull away from the sides of the bowl. Stir about a third of the marshmallows into the fudge, sprinkle a third on the bottom of a square pan lined with baking paper and keep the rest to sprinkle on top.

4 Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth it out. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows on top and leave to cool; some of the marshmallows will melt, giving the fudge a lovely texture.

5 Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator – these treats make the perfect gift for that special someone.

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