Microwave Gingerbread Fudge

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Makes: 25 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 300 mL each
  • 1½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar 375 mL
  • 1⅓ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature 325 mL
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 10 mL
  • 2 tsp ground ginger 10 mL
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg 2 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 10 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Line 9 x 9-in (23 x 23-cm) square pan with parchment paper, allowing for overhang. Place sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH about 8 to 10 min., whisking every 2 min., until mixture has thickened and caramelized. To check for doneness, drizzle spoonful of mixture onto a plate, allow to cool and pinch together. If it is flexible but firm enough to hold its shape, continue to step 2. Otherwise, continue to microwave in 2-minute intervals until spoon test yields a fudge-like consistency.

  • Step 2

    Using oven mitts to handle the hot bowl, remove from microwave and stir in vanilla extract. Scrape mixture into prepared pan, smoothing top with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cool completely at room temperature. Use overhanging parchment, lift fudge from the pan before slicing into 25 pieces.

Tip

To make festive boozy gingerbread fudge, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) brandy along with the vanilla extract.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 piece):
  • Calories 240
  • Fat 12 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 31 g
  • Sugar 31 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 90 mg