It is 2016 and January has already gone! So much has
happened in this one month that just flew by. Never mind, I am a positive
person and I believe in looking forward to what’s coming… Like, my wedding anniversary!
But even before that, is the beginning of the Chinese New Year! Did you know
that Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival? For any New Year,
the 3 F’s are a must – Fun, Frolic and the most important one, FOOD! All of us
just need a reason to celebrate happiness and give gifts to each other. So, I
thought, why not make li’l jars of absolute heaven for gifting – Marshmallow
Chocolate Fudge! You can gift it to people when they visit you or the other way
round… You can also serve it as a dessert over ice creams!
The recipe below is all yours. Do try and let me know if your friends and family like it.
To make 8 small jars, you will need:
- 500 gms Dark Chocolate (use 70% Cocoa Content as that gives a better flavour)
- ¾ of a Tin of Condensed Milk
- 1 Cup Nuts (Mix bowl of dry roasted nuts
like Peanuts, Hazel Nuts, Almonds; anything that is available at hand)
- 175 gms Mini Marshmallows (you can even use the bigger ones but I prefer the mini size)
- Line a rectangular/square baking dish with parchment paper and keep aside.
- Take a saucepan, pour in your condensed milk and add in your chocolate (broken into small pieces).
- Put your saucepan on low heat and allow the chocolate to melt. Keep stirring
occasionally because sugar burns very quickly and you do not want to ruin these
blissful bites in making.
- Once the chocolate has melted, stir well so the condensed milk is well combined with the chocolate. You will now notice the fudgy consistency.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and cool for a minute. Keep stirring the fudge. Add in your roasted nuts and marshmallows. Mix well.
- Pour the fudge into the lined dish and spread it evenly. Refrigerate the dish for
about an hour and a half.
- Take the dish out and turn it over a chopping board and remove the parchment paper from all sides. Divide the fudge into equal portions and cut into small pieces
(as you like it). I personally like small pieces as I enjoy that tiny bite
leaving me craving for more.
- Pack into decorative jars or gift boxes. Depending on the temperature outside, store
in a cooler place till you gift these.
Isn’t the recipe easy? And believe me, it is even easier to make it. So, here’s wishing all my friends, fellow bloggers and readers, a very Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome the new morning with a new spirit, a smile on your face, love in your heart and good thoughts in your mind.