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Vanilla Fudge (Microwave method)

By Chelsea Sugar
Vanilla Fudge (Microwave method)
36 servings
  • 7 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 3 mins
  • Cooking time 10 mins
  • Serves

    100 g butter
    1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    1 can (400 g) sweetened condensed milk
    4 tablespoons Chelsea Golden Syrup
    2 teaspoons vanilla essence


    Spray a 20 cm square cake tin with non stick baking spray.
    You will need to use a large microwave proof measuring jug or pyrex bowl – make sure it can be used at high temperatures (an ordinary plastic bowl will melt when you make fudge).
    Place all ingredients except the vanilla in the bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir and cook a further 2 minutes then stir again. Repeat this for a total of 10 minutes. (If you have a sugar thermometer it should read 120°C). To test without a thermometer, fill a glass with cold water, drop a little of the mixture into the water. The mixture is ready when the drips form a soft little ball in the cold water (soft ball stage). You may need to cook another 2 – 4 minutes to achieve this stage.

    Remove carefully and place the bowl on a wooden board to protect the bench. Add the vanilla – be careful as it can splatter and create steam. Beat the fudge for 4 minutes with a wooden spoon or you can use a handheld mixer. The mixture loses its shine and starts to become very thick and set.

    Quickly pour into the prepared tin, when cool, mark into squares, then allow to set and cool completely in the tin.

    • For a nutty version, add ½ cup mixed nuts just before you pour into the tin
    • Raisin Fudge, add ½ cup raisins just before you pour into the tin
    • Chocolate, add 3 tablespoons cocoa to the sugar mixture before cooking
    • Coconut, add 3 tablespoons coconut with the vanilla
    • Strawberry, add 2 teaspoons strawberry essence instead of the vanilla

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Average Rating
(7 reviews)

Worked so well


Excellent recipe it's the first time I've managed to get a microwave recipe to work, thank you.

Love it... I bake from home and have many happy customers... thanks for sharing

I make this recipe for tea gardens and fetes and i cant sell enough... people love it and i love to make it because it so quick and easy... thank you for sharing

A bit disappointed with the recipe as it didn't really give me the soft smooth fudge I was after. I did however end up with a rather nice chewy caramel toffee. Cracked some sea salt over the top before chilling and voila salted caramels.

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