Not being able to eat dairy often makes me feel a bit left out around this time of year. There is chocolate literally everywhere you look, and don't even get me started on the Creme Eggs! I am a huge chocolate lover and have a big sweet tooth, but dark chocolate often just doesn't cut it. I was browsing pinterest recently looking at fudge recently (as you do) and decided it was time to make some myself! I could only find recipes using condensed milk, and cream, AND butter, so set about trying to invent my own.
The short story is, it didn't work. It looked, tasted and smelled good, but it just didn't set. For some reason, I thought I would just throw it away. I ate some with a spoon while I thought about it, and realised I may have just invented the best sauce/dip the world has ever seen. I transferred my chocolatey goop into a jar and chopped up some fruit and started dunking and began to appreciate what a magical jar of goop it was. It actually tastes just like chocolate fudge, except you can spread it on your toast. It's smooth, sweet and oh so chocolatey, and the absolute best bit? It's dairy free!
So, if you fancy giving this a try (which you probably should, what's the worst that can happen?!), you will need:
100g dairy free butter (I use Pure Sunflower)
300g caster sugar
80ml soya milk (I like Alpro!)
1 bag dark chocolate chips (Asda and Sainsbury's are dairy free, but check ingredients!)
2 handfuls mini marshmallows (I used Sainsbury's)
- In a large pan, melt the butter and stir in the sugar, and keep stirring. Don't stop stirring or it will burn!
- Pour in the soya milk, and keep stirring until you have a creamy liquid.
- Add in the chocolate chips, and keep stirring until your mix turns chocolatey. This took quite a bit of stirring!
- Add in the marshmallows and keep stirring until they melt in. Turn the heat down if they start to bubble too much!
- Once you have a smooth chocolately mixture, carefully pour it into a clingfilm lined tray and leave it to cool on the side for a few hours. Be very careful as it is super hot! After that when it is cool enough to touch, pour it into a jar or sealable container.
- Enjoy! It was particularly good with strawberries, though I imagine it's quite epic with whatever you can dip!
I'd love to hear if you give this a go, so let me know!
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