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Fudge Squares

This is not a recipe for traditional fudge. There is no need for a thermometer or trying to reach the ‘soft ball’ stage with your sugar mix. These Fudge Squares are an easy, no-bake traybake where you mix a caramel syrup with crushed biscuits and top it all with chocolate. Yum!

These were a big hit in the Traybakes household. The base is sweet and a little crumbly and, funnily enough, a little bit fudge too.

It’s a simple bake, but sometimes, the simple ones are the best!


2 tbsp golden syrup

6oz/170g butter

½ tin/7oz/200g condensed milk

4oz/110g soft brown sugar

8oz/225g crushed digestive biscuits/graham crackers

8oz/225g chocolate, to cover (milk or dark, your choice)

1.  Place the butter, sugar, condensed milk and syrup in a small saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for about 5 mins, stirring with a wooden spoon so it doesn’t stick.

2.  Crush the biscuits to create fine crumbs.  Then mix with the caramel and press into a traybake tin.  I used my 20cm/8inch square tin, which I lined with parchment paper.

3.  Leave to cool and firm up.  Then top with melted chocolate.  When the chocolate has set, cut into squares.  Enjoy!

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  1. My caramel separated as it was cooking, any suggestions?

    • CJ

      December 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      It’s possible it got too hot too quickly. If it happens again, I would try taking it off the heat, let it cool for a while and then stir constantly when you put it back on the heat. I hope it works out for you!

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