The Cutest Christmas Gift – Reindeer Caramel Fudge
Salted Caramel Fudge is one of my most popular recipes on ThermoKitchen. This simple fudge is so quick to make, never fails and is absolutely addictive. Recipients are always pleased to be gifted a tin of fudge. So the idea for making salted caramel fudge as a homemade Christmas gift was a “no-brainer”. What makes this version of my recipe even better is the cute reindeer caramel fudge packaging.
These cute little reindeer make gorgeous Christmas gifts for the neighbour and friends.
- 170 gm Cadbury White Chocolate Dream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 160 gm brown sugar
- 120 gm salted butter
- 75 gm golden syrup
- 50 gm glucose
- 1/2 tsp salt
Break chocolate into squares and place into TM bowl. Mill 5 Sec/Speed 9.
Remove the chocolate from TM. Reserve for later.
Add condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, salt, golden syrup and glucose syrup to TM Bowl. Cook 8mins/100C/Speed 3 MC OUT.
Scrape down the TM bowl. (Don't allow the condensation to fall into TM bowl)
Cook 20mins/Varoma/Speed 3 MC OUT.
Add reserved chocolate to TM bowl. Combine 10 secs/Speed 4.
Repeat if necessary until the chocolate has melted and the fudge is a smooth consistency.
Pour the fudge into a lined round springform tin, refrigerate until set.
Slice the fudge into wedges and decorate as desired.
Don't allow any condensation to go into the fudge when you remove the lid as this will cause the fudge to go "grainy".
STORE: In the fridge for up to 2 months.
If you’re anything like me you leave your Christmas gift cooking until the last moment. This is a fabulous last minute recipe because it’s super quick. Plus, once it’s packaged it looks like you spent many loving hours making the cutest Christmas kitchen gift ever! o make and it can be packaged up and given as a last minute gift to neighbours or friends that drop by.
Last year I gave my Reindeer Caramel Fudge to neighbours and the children’s bus driver. I really enjoy spreading Christmas spirit, so I made some “spares” for the fridge. These were to give friends that dropped by in the lead up to Christmas.
Don’t forget, your reindeer don’t have to be caramel in colour and flavour. If you prefer If you prefer you could also use this Vanilla Fudge recipe. Making a batch of each would just be crazy cute.
The fudge is made using a round spring-form pan lined with baking paper. Once the fudge was set the sweet was cut into eight wedges. The reindeer caramel fudge was then placed into rectangular clear cellophane bags. I folded back the cellophane sides to get a nice triangular shape and then secured the sides with sticky tape to the back of the reindeer.
The bravest and most patient parents might even consider asking the children to help decorate the reindeer. Seriously though, the decorating is simple. Just choose some adhesive gems for the nose and some cute googly eyes. I struggled to find adhesive googly eyes as this year this was a “last minute” Christmas gift making exercise. I found regular googly eyes which needed to be stuck on with a hot glue gun. The Reindeer Caramel fudge is then just finished with a Christmas ribbon around the end.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Don’t forget to pin this idea to your Christmas Cooking Board on Pinterest.
If you’re looking for more Christmas cooking idea ideas take a long at my Easy Rum Balls, these are made with cake so they’re super gooey and delicious. I also have a healthy bliss ball festive treat. They really look festive but they’re filled with nutrient-rich ingredients.
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