Inside: Simple 5 minute fudge recipe to make everyone’s favourite – Malteser fudge!
I have loved fudge since I was a little girl and so when I realised you could make your own I was over the moon. I have tried a few fudge recipes over the years but one of my absolute favourites is Malteser fudge. It is so simple but the combination of the smooth milk chocolate and the crunch of the honeycomb makes for a great taste experience.
Maltesers immediately make me think of Christmas, having always been given a box in my stocking each year. I have started giving homemade fudge as Christmas gifts, wrapping them up in little paper bags tied with string along with other Christmas hamper goodies.
Of course, fudge and Maltesers can be enjoyed any time of year and this recipe is so very easy you can make it whenever you fancy.
How do you make homemade fudge?
One of the most famous ways to make fudge is to pop the ingredients into a slow cooker. I do love this method as you can leave everything and forget about it. But, the only problem is that your day needs to be centred around making sure you don’t forget about it completely.
As a busy mum, I don’t have the brainpower to be thinking about cooking times. Also, not everyone has a slow cooker tucked away in their cupboard so for this recipe we are using a microwave.
What are the main ingredients for fudge?
Homemade fudge uses only 2 main ingredients; chocolate and condensed milk. To make different flavours you simply substitute in some of the flavoured chocolate (eg. Mint Aero) or add it in as an extra component – as we will be doing today. Each recipe is slightly different depending on the flavour but in essence, they are all the same and all so very simple.
How long can you keep fudge for?
If you are giving fudge as a gift then I would make it fresh and tell the recipient to keep it in the fridge. Each fudge is different I find but I would not leave it for longer than 2 weeks. But let’s be honest, it won’t last more than a day as it’ll be eaten quicker than you can say malted balls!
Hints & tips
Line your tray with baking paper so you can lift it out easily to be cut into squares.
Use a small, deep dish so the mixture creates thick pieces of fudge. This 20cm square cake tin would be perfect.
The Maltesers in the mix will lose their coating but once they are covered in the fudge mixture you won’t be able to tell.
Keep the fudge in the fridge until it is time to eat / pack into bags to give away.
If you love Maltesers as much as I do then you may want to take a look at my other delicious recipes.
Do you know of any other Malteser recipes? Which is your favourite?
Microwave Malteser fudge recipe
- 400 g Milk Chocolate
- 397 g Sweetened Condensed Milk (One tin)
- 200 g Maltesers
- 150 g White chocolate Melted
- 160 g Maltesers Some chopped in half and some crushed
- Put the milk chocolate and condensed milk into a large bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds, beat well. Repeat once or twice until very thick and smooth. Allow to cool for 3 - 4 minutes.
- Mix in 200g of Maltesers and stir very well.
- Pour into a baking dish lined with baking paper.
- Smooth out fudge mixture, drizzle over the white chocolate and then press the remaining Maltesers gently into the top of the mixture, trying to get an even spread across the whole of the baking dish.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Cut into small pieces, and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
You can also use this recipe for your slow cooker if you prefer. It takes 40-50 minutes and you must stir it regularly. As soon as it starts to thicken and is a silky consistency, it is ready.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Let me know if you try it!