Caramel Fudge / Russian Fudge

This is a recipe I first picked up in NZ, and then wanted to get a microwave when I came back, just so I could make it again!

The recipe showed it as ‘Caramel Fudge’ but other people tell me it’s also very similar to ‘Russian Fudge’.

Either way, it melts in the mouth rather than being chewy, and it’s delicious!


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbs Golden Syrup
  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts /raisins (optional)


  1. Add all the main ingredients to a large mixing bowl (that’s also microwave safe) but leave out the nuts/raisins
  2. Mix relatively well
  3. Cook on high (700watt) for 8 minutes, stirring every two minutes or less (if it looks like it going to boil over)
  4. Add in the raisins/walnuts
  5. Cook for a further 2 minutes
  6. Beat well with a whisk, for about 5 minutes while the fudge cools and thickens
  7. Pour into a lined tin, and then cut the fudge into squares before it cools completely (but can still hold it’s shape)
  8. Leave until cold, and then eat slowly!  (it is essentially blocks of sugar!)

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