Fathers’ Day Edible Gifts

I recently made fudge for the first time. It was my big brother’s birthday, he likes fudge and I wanted to try a new recipe so this seemed the perfect idea. I packed it in a cellophane bag* and made it look attractive with ribbon. It was greatly appreciated and I thought it would be a good recipe to make for a Fathers’ Day gift. I’m blogging this now as I had to make a trip out to buy a sugar themometer, a useful addition to my kitchen, by reading this a week ahead of Fathers’ Day it gives you time to find a sugar themometer. I picked one up for under £5 at a local cookware store.

The recipe is from a great book my husband bought for one of my many 30th birthday presents. It is a lovely book full of great recipes. You can check it out and buy it below:

Here’s the recipe:


  • 450g caster sugar
  • 50g unslated butter
  • 170g evaporated milk
  • 150ml milk
  • 150g melted plain chocolate


  1. Grease a shallow non-stick tin approx 18cm
  2. Heat the sugar, butter and milks in a non-stick saucepan over a gentle heat, stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil and then simmer gently and keep stirring for approx 20-25 mins, at this time test with the sugar thermometer, the mixtxure should have reached 116°c, boil further if the temperature needs to be increased.
  4. Remove from pan from the heat and add the melted chocolate, beat well until combined.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool, once cold cut into squares and package.

This recipe will make plenty, so there will be enough for Dads, Dads-in-law, Grandpas etc.

Top Tip: Instead of buying cellophane bags save the clear plastic packaging from shop bought cards, these can be reused and filled with any type of edible gift.

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