Microwave Fudge

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required

Key Details

  • Serves: 2-4
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 120g salted butter, chopped into pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbsp amaretto (optional)


Put the sugar, condensed milk and butter in a LARGE heatproof bowl (the mixture is going to bubble to double its size), add a generous pinch of salt and stir together.

Microwave on high for 10 mins, stirring every 2-3 mins.

Add the vanilla and optional amaretto to the mixture, whisk together and heat on high for another 2 mins. The mixture should be caramel in colour and much thicker than when you started. Scrape into a greased and lined baking tin and set aside cool and firm before cutting (give it at least an hour). Pack into a gift bag and eat within 3 weeks.

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