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Chocolate Mint Fudge

a luscious minty treat, very easy to create, very hard to stop eating!

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Ingredients

  • 500g dark chocolate

  • 400g sweetened condensed milk

  • 60g butter

  • peppermint essence (to taste - anywhere from 5 drops to tsp/or more)

  • 100g milk chocolate - melted

Method

  • 1.

    Into a 19cm x 29cm Swiss roll pan, place strip of aluminium foil or Glad Bake (wet the pan so that the Bake adheres) to cover the base and sides.

  • 2.

    Combine dark chocolate, condensed milk and butter and heat until melted in the top of a double boiler.

  • 3.

    If you don't have a double boiler:-

  • 4.

    Put a saucepan with 2 inches/6cm water on to boil, top with a s/s bowl which fits snugly & bring to the boil. When boiling furiously, then add to the s/s bowl: chocolate, condensed milk & butter, turn off heat & leave for about 4-5 minutes)

  • 5.

    (A microwave is great for this - but watch the mixture as it can burn very easily - nuke in 30 second increments to begin with, then 10 second, until fully melted.)

  • 6.

    Add peppermint essence*. As the mixture cools the flavour will become stronger so don't overdo it!

  • 7.

    Beat with a wooden spooN (not spook as previously typed! thanks for the 'heads up Heather VK) until thick and creamy.

  • 8.

    Spread evenly into prepared pan - heat a pallet knife or wide bladed butter knife to do this + - cover with plastic wrap or aluminium foil and refrigerate until set.

  • 9.

    Cut into triangles and decorate with piped melted milk or white chocolate.

  • 10.

    DO NOT FREEZE!

  • 11.

    Will keep for one month in refrigerator in a covered container.

  • 12.

    * the amount of essence is dependent on so many things - type of essence, your love of peppermint, start with a couple of drops, taste, add more if needed. Bear in mind that the flavour intensifies with cooling so don't overdo it. Keep a note of how much you use and what brand, so when you make it again - and you WILL! - you'll know which way to go with the essence.

  • 13.

    + make sure there is no water/moisture on the pallet knife. If you have gas, crank up a hotplate & hold the knife above to heat. Alternatively boil up the kettle, add a prodigious amount to a tall heat resistant tumbler, dip the blade, wipe clean and DRY!!!! then spread mixture!

Notes

Alternatively you can pipe the mixture into small paper (chocolate/sweet) pans.

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Posted by Kathy371Report
i will so be trying this...im a complete chocoholic..ill be finishing naturally feeding my daughter in 2 weeks time,ive not had a drop of chocolate since i got pregnant with her...so this will be heaven for me....