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Homemade South African Hard Fudge

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooling, Set Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 60 blocks 1x


Candy will always be welcome and makes for a special treat and awesome gift, for a friend or family member. They will adore and love it when they realize you specially made them these South African Fudge, despite it being a calorie-laden treat!


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In a pot, boil milk, butter, sugar, and salt together for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, at a medium temperature.

Remove from heat and add condensed milk.

Return to heat and bring to a slow rolling boil, turn to low, and continue stirring at regular intervals, for 30 minutes.

Add the essence and mix well while on ‘turned off’ plate.

Pour into a greased pan or Pyrex dish to set and cool.

When cooled, cut into squares and enjoy.

****If it does not harden after 3/4 hour you can return it to the pot and reboil for 5 minutes, then pour back into the pan and set again****


Prepared, tried, and tested Ingrid from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 17
  • Sodium: 9
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 1
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