It was my youngest’s 2nd birthday recently and I mistakenly thought that booking a soft play meant I didn’t have to pick a party theme. My kids’ interests outside of baking and general mess making are fairly typical; Peppa pig, all dinosaurs and Waffle the wonder dog being the current faves but when you have a soft play full of hyped up toddlers does it really matter? Apparently yes, according to school gate mums. The trauma of not having a theme at her 2nd party would no doubt plunge my youngest into a dangerous spiral of destruction, which would have her hot wiring cars by the age of 5. I dare not mention the time she slipped a bag of Haribo under the pram in Poundland. #shoplifting #thuglife
So for ease and brightness we decided on a rainbow theme and these rainbow fudge squares were completely perfect for the party bags!
- Standard 397g tin sweetened Condensed Milk
- 400g White Chocolate
- Good quality food colour gel or paste in red,yellow,green, blue and purple
You will need a small rectangular tuppaware container (17cm x 12cm) or equivalent. We used what’s officially known here in the UK as a Chinese takeaway container in ‘crispy beef size’ but I’m assured these are fairly common…
Line the container with baking/greaseproof paper.
In a microwave safe bowl add 80g of white chocolate and 3 tablespoons of the condensed milk.
Microwave for 10-15 seconds, remove, add a few drops of red food colour and stir well. Don’t worry if the chocolate is still chunky when you take it out of the microwave, it should melt in whilst stirring.
When the mixture is fully coloured, transfer into your lined (takeaway) container and smooth to cover the base.
Freeze while you continue with the next layer.
Repeat the above process with the yellow colour. Remove the container from the freezer and pour the yellow layer on top of the red and smooth with a knife to level the surface.
We found 5 minutes of freezer time between layers was enough for the fudge to set and for us to make the next layer. If you’re super speedy with the breaking up of chocolate, microwaving, etc. you may find your freezer layers are still a bit wet. Give them another 5 minutes of freezer time and gently reheat the unpoured layer (5 seconds of micro time) to keep it fluid in the meantime.
Continue until you have 5 different colour layers. Allow to set in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Once completely set, slice to serve.
This fudge is fine at room temperature but best keep in the fridge if it’s a warm day 😀