Belize fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk. Condensed milk is used a lot in Belizean desserts perhaps because of Belize’s British influence.
Here’s my recipe:
1 can condensed milk (Carnation or Nestle)
1/3 cup white sugar or brown sugar
1/4 -1/2 tsp of butter or peanut butter
1tsp of evaporated milk or half and half
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
¼ tsp of cinnamon (optional)
½ cup chopped peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecan or any nuts (optional)
½ cup raisins (optional)
½ cup grated coconut flakes (optional)
- Butter or grease a casserole or glass dish or baking dish
- Toast nuts in a skillet for 2-3 mins on low fire. Chop toasted nuts and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan add condensed milk, sugar, butter and evaporated milk to heat stirring continuously for 6-8 minutes until mixture is a pale peanut butter color.
- Add vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon.
- Add nuts, raisins or coconut (optional) continue stirring until dark peanut butter color.
- Remove from heat and spread in greased casserole dish. (Careful it’s very hot)
- Dip pastry knife or butter knife in warm water and cut fudge mixture into squares.
- Let it cool and harden before eating. ( Must cool before eating it.)