Thermomix Fudge 3 Ways & The Sweet Swap

3 delicious and simple Thermomix Fudge recipes – Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Cookies & Cream! These make the perfect DIY gift or yummy treat!

For a little sugarholic like myself, the only thing better than baking is baking for a good cause! A few weeks ago I signed up for ‘The Sweet Swap’ a great initiative raising funds and awareness for ChildFund Australia.  These guys do an amazing job working with children living in poverty and are primarily focused on giving children the opportunity to meet their full potential … something I think we can all agree is so very, very important. Last year ‘The Sweet Swap’ raised enough money to supply 55 Ugandan families with banana shoots to start their crops – a great effort! This year, lets hope we can do even more!

The best Thermomix fudge

As part of ‘The Sweet Swap’ you are secretly given the names of 3 other bloggers participating in the fundraiser. From there you create a sweet treat to send to them. In return, you receive 3 different sweets from other participants. I had so much fun planning and making my sweet treats, but that was totally overshadowed when my own sweet treats started turning up in the mail! I was lucky enough to receive some deliciously healthy chocolate crackles and whoopie pies from Willunga Wino; an absolutely gorgeous pack of marshmallows, sherbet and lemon zest from Simmer and Boyle (this is the best Christmas foodie gift idea ever… I am totally stealing this idea!!); and the yummiest lemon myrtle and macadamia nut nougat from Belly Rumbles. Thank you so much to all of my sweet swaps – I loved gobbling up your goodies! They were all delicious!

The best Thermomix fudge

nougat

Anyway, for my sweet treat I decided to make fudge. I tossed up heaps of different ideas, but then decided on fudge for two reasons:

1. I hadn’t made any Thermomix fudge yet and had been dying to do so.

2. I figured that fudge would be ok to post across Australia (much better than cake anyway!!!!)

 

Now, to be honest I have only had one past experience making fudge and it nearly scarred me for life. A few years ago I made a batch of fudge. It smelt delicious. It looked great. It tasted yum. But that’s the end of the positives. It didn’t set at all! I couldn’t even cut it up. I ended up leaving it in the tray (and may, or may not have, eaten it with a spoon). So my first experience making fudge = not cool. Not cool at all.

The best Thermomix fudge

3 Thermomix Fudge Recipes…

Anyway, I decided that considering the Thermomix doesn’t seem to stuff anything up, I would give fudge making one last go. I even promised myself that if it didn’t work I would never, ever attempt to make fudge again! Anyway, it was absolutely delicious, it set perfectly and tasted incredible. Thank god because otherwise I think I would have had a massive meltdown. Yep a sugar-filled fudge meltdown.

The best Thermomix fudge

Now because I am the worlds worst decision maker I decided to make three different flavours of fudge (that and because I secretly wanted to try all of the different flavours). I made Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, and Salted Caramel. OMG knowing what goes into fudge makes me wonder how something so very, very bad for you can taste so very, very good. Fudge is definitely a ‘sometimes’ food!! Because this was my first time making fudge in the Thermomix, there was no way I was going to wing it and make up my own recipe! So I did a bit of a search on the recipe community and came up with some great recipes. I’ve included each link below if you would like to have a go making the different flavours yourself.

The best Thermomix fudge My favourite flavour was definitely the Salted Caramel – the salt cut through the sweetness of the fudge perfectly. It was also the softest of the three fudges and was so totally moorish. Far too moorish actually!

Salted Caramel Thermomix Fudge I also loved the Chocolate flavoured fudge. I had originally planned to make it Chocolate Mint flavoured but changed my mind at the last minute. In the end, I think that just simple, plain chocolate worked beautifully. Mind you, given the awesomeness of the fudge, I am definitely planning on making a mint version for Christmas.

Chocolate Thermomix Fudge Finally, the Cookies and Cream fudge from ThermoFun was absolutely lovely too. It set a lot quicker than the other two and had the hardest texture out of all the fudges. It was very yummy but next time I would add extra Oreos. Clearly I am a girl who likes my fudge LOADED with Cookies and Cream!!!

Cookies and Cream Thermomix Fudge

So there you have it. A great cause + a yummy fundraiser + some super yummy Thermomix fudge = the perfect opportunity to get baking (and eating!).

52 thoughts on “Thermomix Fudge 3 Ways & The Sweet Swap”

  1. All three of those fudges look spectacular! Pretty spot on for consistency so I’m glad you tried to make fudge again.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I’m glad too – now I can see lots of fudge making sessions coming on!

    2. Roberta says:

      Hello I would like to know if someone could pls give me the recipes for fudge for the thermommix I don’t have it and my sister is away

      1. Bake Play Smile says:

        Hi Roberta, check out our Thermomix website ‘Thermobliss’. There are HEAPS of fudge recipes there!!

  2. omg they look so yummy!!
    haha so true, something so very bad but so good at the same time!
    Those devilish things! 😀

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! Haha yes the devilish ones are often the best! 🙂

  3. I’m glad to see that you were able to exorcise your past fudgy demons to come up with what looks to be some fantastic fudge. Hooray for achievement and sweet success 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you! Yep now I can see I’m going to be a bit addicted to fudge making! xx

  4. I LOVE fudge, it would also make for great Xmas presents, I have made it years ago but the old fashioned way and it was so hard not to burn the sugar!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!! It can be a tricky thing!! xx

  5. What a great idea for charity. I too have never tried Fudge in my Thermomix. You have inspired me and the salted caramel sounds delicious! Happy to be part of the Mummy Mondays team – I would have never come across your blog otherwise 🙂 Going to dig deeper now. #TeamMM

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s great Sarah! Glad you found my little blog! Yes definitely get onto the salted caramel fudge making – it’s amazing! xx

  6. You can make a lot of stuff with the thermomix and qhickly. But it make a lot of noise. Your caramel are wonderfull.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha I find it’s only noisy when it’s on really high or crushing things… thankfully!! 🙂

  7. Wow, looking at your fudge photos is making my mouth water!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks so much Ingrid! xx

  8. I’ve never made fudge in my thermomix before. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and try my hand at fudge. I did the Sweet Swap last year and I was looking forward to joining in this year but life and other worries got in the way. I’ll definitely participate next year.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      It’s so yummy and easy in the Thermomix! I highly recommend giving it a go! xx

    2. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!! Gosh yes life gets so busy doesn’t it! 🙂

  9. My favourite fudge would be all three! Though I a strong liking for salted caramel, your cookies and cream and chocolate are indispensable :).

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha yes that’s the spirit!! 🙂

  10. Sally says:

    Lucy I’m so happy you liked the marshmallows, I may steal your Christmas present idea! Your fudge looks delicious, just need to save for a thermomix… 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks again for the yummy marshmallows – they were really delicious 🙂

  11. Katherine says:

    Your fudge looks delicious. The Thermomix is so versatile. I really have to get myself one. I’ll need to put the fudge recipes on my “to make ” list.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! Yes the Thermomix is great, I must admit! 🙂

  12. They look fantastic Lucy and great pics! ChildFund Australia is a great cause. I’ve gotta say, salted caramel all the way! 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yep I agree – salted caramel is the best!

  13. Your fudge looks amazing! I would love the salted caramel the most I think. What a great fund raising initiative 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yep definitely the salted caramel!

  14. Very impressive! These fudges look divine!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks!

  15. Well done on the fudge for a great initiative. They look delicious – I have such a weakness for fudge, started from my first visit to the fudge shop in Mount Tambourine as a child!

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks! Ooh that sounds like a great shop to visit 🙂

  16. Your fudge looks amazing! It would be tough to choose a favourite, but I think the Cookies and Cream would be it for me… yum!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Mmm yes the cookies and cream is delicious!

  17. Swah says:

    Wow, is there anything the Thermomix CAN’T do? Your fudge looks amazing!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Well it doesn’t clean my house or do my washing lol! Does that count? 🙂

  18. What a fun, heartwarming concept. That’s a lot of pressure on Australia Post to carefully deliver all these sweet treats! I’d spend so much time stressing about what could withstand the postal process!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha absolutely!!! 🙂

  19. Dolly says:

    BEST FUDGE IVE EATEN EATEN!

    THANKS SOO MUCH! XX

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Awww thanks!! Thats so lovely to hear! xx

  20. Hey
    i’m looking for some recipes to cook with 10 kids for my daughters birthday. She is so proud to have a baker mother that i had to organize a bakery class for all of them. Those sweets seem easy to make. I could try.
    thanks
    xx
    catherine

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thats fantastic! Have a wonderful time! xx

  21. Terry says:

    Hi,

    I have made all 3 twice now and the Salted Carmel was really soft and sticky.. what would have cause this from the images they look much nicer then what mine turned like.. The Choc and Cookies Cream turned out perfect…

    Any ideas or tips ?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Terry, I’m really not sure to be honest. I followed the salted caramel recipe exactly as it is on the recipe community (the link) and thats how it turned out. The salted caramel one was softer than the cookies and cream, but it wasn’t sticky for me. I would perhaps try increasing the glucose syrup slightly and see if that helps. 🙂

      1. Terry says:

        Ok I iwll try it and will respond and let you know..

  22. Kelda says:

    Hi!
    I just made the chocolate fudge and followed it as per the recipe, but am having trouble cutting it. It seems to be stuck to the paper?? Everytime I try to pick a bit up, it stretches out, and loses it shape, a sticky kind of consistency…should I try putting it in the freezer?

    Really disappointed as after finding your post on pinterest, was excited to find a recipe that was tried and tested…and your fudge looks amazing!

    Please help if you can?

    Thank you!

    Kelda

  23. Josie says:

    Hi, I’d love to try your fudge, however I don’t have a thermomix.. Do you have a recipe for non-thermomix users? Ta

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Josie, to be completely honest, I never had much luck with fudge prior to my Thermomix, so it’s not something I ever really made until recently. My suggestion would be to check out Taste.com and go for the recipe with the highest ratings… that will hopefully be the best/most fool-proof one!!

  24. Wow! These look amazing. Going to save this post. So good to make up for presents. Your cutting is superb again Lucy!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe why thank you!

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