Belizean Fudge

Melt-in-your-mouth creamy, sweet caramel fudge. Make your own sweets!

Belizean fudge temps me at many checkout stands. There it is behind the glass, staring at me as I check out, and I just try to ignore it!

Takes a bit of practice, but not much time

Belizean fudge is easy to make, and can be made in about 15 minutes (15 min of active time, you also have to let it set). It takes a bit of practice to get the consistency just right, but even the not-quite-right batches can be a tasty mess!

Belizean Fudge

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: one small cookie sheet of fudge

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can - sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups - white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon - butter
  • 1 teaspoon - vanilla
  • raisins, peanuts, or fresh coconut (delicious optional additions!)

Preparation

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Bring the condensed milk and sugar (and coconut, if using) to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir for 7 minutes. Condensed milk will start to turn caramel in color and will begin pulling away from the edges of the pot, this means the fudge is starting to form. Test the fudge by scooping a little out with a spoon and dropping it into a glass of water. If it hardens immediately, it's ready, if not, keep stirring.
  3. Turn off heat and quickly add butter, vanilla, and optional additions (raisins, peanuts, fresh coconut). Stir constantly to keep from hardening.
  4. Pour immediately onto your prepared cookie sheet. Let it set.
  5. Cut into diamonds or squares before it completely sets. And enjoy!

Pro Tips

If your condensed milk has set on the shelf too long, it will already be caramel in color. It's still good, it will just be tricky to tell when it's setting.

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4 Replies to "Belizean Fudge"

  • comment-avatar
    Lany January 22, 2017 (9:02 pm)

    When do I add the sugar?

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      chicapost January 23, 2017 (3:40 am)

      Thank you for your question! You add the sugar when you add the condensed milk and mix them together. Be sure to stir constantly! I corrected the recipe above, so it should be clear now! Let us know if this recipe worked for you, or if you have any other comments!

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    tory jones August 10, 2017 (2:52 pm)

    does it matter what kind of milk you use?

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      chicapost August 10, 2017 (6:53 pm)

      It does matter what type of milk you use! We use sweetened condensed milk -the type that comes in a 14 ounce can. Sweetened condensed milk has had 60% of the water removed from it, AND it’s been sweetened. This makes it more flavorful, thicker, and ready to be turned into fudge! Have you tried a different kind of milk? Thank you for your question!

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