The easiest fudge you will ever make...perfect for Christmas parties and last minute gifts!
3 more sleeps to go, 3 more sleeps til Santa!! I am freeeeaking out! I'm not sure about you guys but I said at the start of November that I was going to have all of my shopping done before December. Who says that?? Famous last words. I've done less than 50% of my Christmas shopping and I am working everyday including Christmas Eve...uh oh! Lucky for me I am a super star at working last minute magic!
Apparently though, this year I have really nailed the decorating for Christmas!! So before I tell you all about the 10 minute rocky road fudge that is going to save your sanity this week, let me show you these 3 DIY wonders!
1. The Christmas decoration bowl
1 glass bowl
Enough baubles to fill it (I used 12)
1 string of beads
Take 1 packet of baubles, 1 packet of bead-string, a few pinecones and arrange them haphazardly (GREAT word!) in a glass bowl. I picked up the glass bowl from Kmart for $3, the baubles for $3.50 and the bead-string for $3. A beautiful centre-piece for less than $10 and less than 10 minutes!
2. The wrapped candles
Take a few candles, buy some Christmassy ribbon, tie a bow around the candles. Seriously. Why wouldn't you!
3. The popsicle stick snowflakes
This one is definitely the most time consuming but super effective! Lay out your popsicle sticks, glue them together, let them dry and then paint them and hang them on the wall!
Amazing! Your house will be looking like a real Christmas grotto in no time!
Speaking of no time, this fudge. I have 3 things that I need to take "something sweet" for this week and this here fudge is going to be making an appearance at each one. It takes 10 minutes to throw together, you can make a huge batch in one go and once you've let it cool and cut it up you can just grab as much as you need at a time to take to said get-togethers. It also makes the perfect edible gift to top up those pressies.
The base of the fudge could NOT be any easier. Condensed milk & chocolate chips melted together. That's it. Add in anything you want - almonds, cranberries and mini marshmallows for the rocky road version, peppermint extract if you want a mint fudge, leave it plain or stir any sort of candy through it.
Good luck all you last minute Christmas shoppers...see you out there!
10 minute Rocky Road Fudge (+3 super easy Christmas Decorations!)
- 1 tin condensed milk 395g
- 1 x 400g packet dark chocolate chips 2 ½ cups
- ¾ cup roasted almonds
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- ¾ cup mini marshmallows
- Either in the microwave or using a double boiler melt together the condensed milk and chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in almonds, cranberries & marshmallows.
- Pour mixture into a brownie tin lined with baking paper.
- Put in the fridge until set (a couple of hours) remove ad cut into pieces.
- Fudge can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature in an airtight container.
Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says
I love the look of this fudge, Laura! There really is nothing like a quick-mix fudge to tide you through in the bring-a-plate department during the Christmas period! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas - looking forward to seeing your recipes in 2016 xx
Thanks Lisa! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas, and Happy New Year! Likewise, I think 2016 is going to be great!! xxx