Easy Fudge Recipe on a marble board

Classic fudge

  • makes 20 squares
  • Easy

A tin of condensed milk is the secret ingredient in this silky, creamy fudge. A smattering of chunky sea salt flakes counters the sweetness perfectly while adding subtle crunch


Make a batch of classic fudge, then check out our recipes for chocolate fudge, Biscoff fudge and Baileys white chocolate fudge.



  • condensed milk 397g tin
  • soft light brown sugar 500g
  • unsalted butter 125g
  • whole milk 150ml
  • sea salt flakes


  • Step 1

    Line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking paper. Tip all of the ingredients, except the salt, into a large pan and put over a low heat and stir until the sugar has melted. Turn up the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly to avoid the mixture catching, until it reaches 115C on a sugar thermometer.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Use a wooden spoon to beat the mixture for 5 minutes until it thickens and loses its shine – this will make the fudge beautifully crumbly.

  • Step 4

    Tip into the tin, smooth out and push it right into the corners. Sprinkle with a little of the flaky sea salt. Leave at room temperature until completely firm.

  • Step 5

    Tip out onto a chopping board and cut into 20 squares.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 210
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturates 4.4g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Sugars 35g
  • Protein 1.8g
  • Salt 0.1g