Are you looking for a unique homemade gift idea from the kitchen? Easy Eggnog Fudge is full of rich, creamy flavor and is simple to make. Plus, it is naturally gluten-free!
I keep a little notebook with family and friend’s names and their favorite treats! We have a friend who loves oatmeal raisin cookies and my godparents are huge peanut butter fans. So, when Christmas, birthday or other special occasion comes around, I surprise them with their homemade treat.
Fudge is a soft and sweet confection made from sugar, butter, milk or cream. I love that it is naturally gluten-free. Eggnog fudge is so rich and creamy. If you have family or friends that love eggnog, I can pretty much guarantee they will love this candy.
Don’t let the thought of making candy from scratch intimidate you. It is easy to make and fudge is one of the simplest of all gluten-free candy recipes. You will need a candy thermometer or you can also use the Cold Water Method test, just like Grandma used to. Fudge requires the sugar mixture to be at soft ball stage which is 235°F to 240°F.
For fudge, I bring the sugar mixture to a boil and allow it to continue boiling for about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir constantly. Then drop a small amount in cold water. If it looks like a thin thread at the bottom of the glass, the candy is not ready. Continue to boil the mixture for about three to five minutes and try the test again. As soon as you drop the mixture in the cold water, thick threads should form immediately. Remove the threads from the water and roll them between your fingers a soft ball will form.Print
Rich in taste and creamy in texture. This candy makes a great holiday gift idea!
- 2 cups cane sugar
- 1 cup eggnog
- 2 Tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8″ x 4″ loaf pan with aluminum foil and generously grease with butter.
- In a heavy 4-quart saucepan, combine sugar, eggnog, butter and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer into mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft-ball stage, 234 to 243 degrees on candy thermometer (about 12 to 15 minutes).
- Remove candy from heat and cool, undisturbed until temperature reaches 190 degrees, about 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until fudge has a smooth and creamy consistency, about 5 minutes. Pour fudge into prepared loaf pan. Cool completely; remove from pan and cut into squares.
Test candy thermometer before starting this recipe.
Wash down crystals from sides of pan using a pasty brush dipped in hot water.
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