Perhaps the one recipe I can point to as inspiration is Nigella's Freezer Fudge , but there were lots of three ingredient fudge recipes floating around at Easter. It is just melting and mixing and you can add any kind of extra chocolate, nuts, fruit or any combination. I used ordinary dark chocolate, but you can use a combination of dark and milk, even white. You can add some vanilla extract, or even some alcohol to complement the chocolate bar used. To speed gift, you put the fudge in the freezer for two hours, which is what I did this morning. And then it needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer. It will keep for quite a long time in the freezer.
I layered the fudge and Maltesers and when you cut the fudge it is a feast for the eyes.
Chocolate Malteser Fudge makes 36 pieces?
- 440g good chocolate, milk/dark
- 1 395g tin of sweetened condensed milk
- 140g packet Maltesers or chocolate of your choice
- 1 tspn vanilla extract, or other flavouring
Line a square or rectangular container with baking paper. I used an empty Twinings tea box, which is about 15 x 15cm or 6 inches square.
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and combine in a microwave safe bowl.
Melt in short bursts, 1 minute is good, and stop melting before you think you should: it is good to stir the last few chocolate lumps until the fudge is smooth. The microwave I used is 800W and I melted for a total of 4 minutes on High.
Once the fudge is smooth, add any flavours and then pour half the chocolate into the lined container. Make a layer of Matlesers, and I used some Baci too, and then cover with the remaining fudge and top with any remaining Maltesers.
Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours, or freeze for 2.
Cut into pieces and then enjoy!!