Fudge evokes a memory of a cobbled pathway squirreling down an alley and tucking into a candy shop with a worn out wrought iron sign hanging above its weathered door. "The Candy Shop" it says. Inside what appears to be a magical shop of big old English glass jars stuffed with colourful lollies and toffees crammed in every inch of space is a big glass canister on the countertop. It is filled to the brim with even golden cubes and as the tiny old lady with bird like features and comical round spectacles pops off the lid and reaches in, the smell of caramel takes over every other smell in the crammed space. "Granny's Fudge" the hand written scrawl on the glass jar says. And the recipe today might just be that!
This one is buttery.
This one is not too sweet.
This one causes great divides.
On who gets the last piece.
COOKIE CRUMB CARAMEL MICROWAVE FUDGE
A beautiful, quick caramel fudge cooked in the microwave and made extra special with a topping of crumbled Oreos.
Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Cooking Time - 15 Minutes
Makes - 20 squares
1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
125g butter, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons liquid glucose
1 tablespoon golden syrup
200g white chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon cream
1/2 cup cookies, crushed and crumbed (I used mini Oreos)
Grease a standard 8 inch square cake pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2 centimeter overhang on all ends.
Place condensed milk, sugar, butter, glucose and golden syrup in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered at 70% power capacity (medium to high) for approximately 8 minutes, stirring with a heat safe balloon whisk every 2 minutes.
Microwave uncovered at 70% power capacity for another 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes with a wooden spoon until mixture is thick, smooth and golden.
Remove from microwave. Stand for 2 minutes until bubbles have simmered down. Add white chocolate. Stir until it melts and the mixture is smooth. Add the cream and stir once again. (If at this point the mixture has started to go brown and curdle, add more cream and whisk until it becomes smooth again).
Pour mixture into prepared pan. Smooth surface, sprinkle cookie crumbs onto the surface and press down gently with a spoon. Stand at room temperature for a couple of hours until firm. If weather is hot, you might need to refrigerate it. Lift onto a board using the baking paper. Cut into squares.
You can make variations to this fudge quite easily. If making for adults only, add a dash of your favourite liqueur to the fudge at the time of adding white chocolate. You can layer the fudge with a chocolate ganache and also add nuts or citrus peel.
Don't let the kids handle the fudge during the cooking process. The caramel gets quite hot and is not safe for kids.
Ohhh yum! My first attempt at fudge making and it's perfect. I will use this recipe often.
Looks delicious, I love such a things, especially when I don't have to overwork myslef 🙂
That looks delicious! When I have time, I'll try the same.
I love fudge.
This looks amazingly wicked and delicious Sneh! Reminds me of Scottish Tablet, but taken up a notch with the cookie crumb topping.
What an easy and delicious way to make an all-time favorite. Your recipe and your photographs are making me hungry! Thank you for sharing. Delicious!
Holy moly!! That looks so delicious!! I need more fudge in my life. For reals 😀
This is just a little too easy to whip up. I can see me doing a late night batch to appease cravings, that I shouldn't be!
After seeing the photos I have been trying to close my eyes to imagine what it'll taste like! Might be just easier to make it right?
I will be trying this. Who knew you could make fudge in the microwave! Great recipe!
That fudge looks like some oatmeal soap I have but your offering would taste ten times more delicious.
The white chocolate totally caught my attention. Arvind is gonna so love it!
Oh, no... microwavable and easy and yummy fudge?? That is the end of me 🙂
Wow...can't believe these were made in the microwave. Gorgeous photos!!
Just saw this on FG and I think I am in heaven - Oreos, sweetened cond milk, white choc, no-bake = all of my fave food groups and cooking techniques!
Fudge in 10 mins? I'm in!
So beautiful and I love that this is microwaveable. Frozen Food Fairy loves her microwave!
I'm kind of with Brian on this one - you might be an evil genius. Looks so good!
I'm not sure if I should love you or hate you for posting this. Seriously, I think you may be trying to kill me here. But I have no will power... none at all. Looks fabulous!
This is very cool! Fudge reminds me of when I was younger and attending family events. I have a rather large family so get togethers can be a big deal. My cousins in New York run a fudge business so they'd always bring tons of fudge in all kinds of flavors. I love that you can make this in the microwave!
Fudge! + Oreos! so awesome these look and especially if its this easy I will HAVE to try it. Hope I can find someone to eat it for me- though I don't think that will be too much of a problem 🙂
Loved that walk down the cobbled path 🙂
Microwave fudge! Ah this is a dangerous recipe for me to know....
Love the story!
Well doesn't this look dangerous... and freakin amazing!!
It looks ever so tempting! Lovely fudge.
The simplicity of this recipe is dangerous indeed - I love the cookie crumbs!
I love everything about the title of this post!
I made a similar fudge recipe from taste.com - I love how you can just pop it into the microwave - its like instafudge! Great addition of the chocolatey crumbs, what a combo!
I was surprised to read you made this in the microwave! The fudge had defnitely a "grandma made it on the stove" taste, it was delicious. Would also be great for little food presents.