Saturday, 3 July 2021

Rainbow Drops Fudge: Treats To Brighten Your Day!

Is there anything in life that brings a smile to even the saddest of faces more than a rainbow?!

No matter how sad I'm feeling, the sight of a rainbow never fails to bring me hope and comfort - which is probably why I find myself so drawn to anything bright and colourful! I am truly *obsessed* with rainbows - from rainbow prints in my home decor to rainbow prints in my wardrobe, I just can't get enough rainbow goodness into my life and luckily for daughter is just as big a fan of rainbows as I am!

So when Swizzels very kindly offered to send me a hamper of their classic sweets and challenged me to come up with a recipe using them, I knew exactly which of the yummy goodies I was going to focus my attention on!

Now don't get me wrong - I very much enjoyed munching my way through all of the Swizzels classics such as Refreshers, Parma Violets and my childhood favourite - Double Dips! But I just had to choose good old Rainbow Drops for the recipe!

Rainbow Drops have been something I've loved ever since my own childhood and they've become a birthday party go-to treat for my own children too - there's just nothing else quite like them, and they are surely the most cheerful sweet treat in existence!

But how to use these retro treats in a recipe?! 

I immediately decided the best thing to do was to combine this childhood favourite of mine with another childhood favourite - fudge!

There's something about fudge that takes me right back to childhood seaside holidays, browsing the homemade fudge selections in the sweet shops and choosing which to try.

So I decided to try to make a rainbow fudge, using layers of brightly coloured white chocolate fudge topped with rainbow drops!

It turned out SO GOOD - the fudge is not only a treat for the eyes but it's absolutely delicious too, with the rainbow drops giving it a lovely sweet crunch!

If you fancy making some yummy Rainbow Drops fudge yourself, then just follow the recipe below.


450 grams of white chocolate
397 gram tin of condensed milk
Food colourings of your choice (I used Wilton gel colouring)
12 CM container lined with parchment paper


*Line your tray with parchment paper overlapping the sides to make it easier to lift the fudge out once set

*Break the white chocolate into chunks and put into saucepan, pour over the condensed milk and put on a low heat

*Melt the ingredients together gently (you don't want it to get hot, just warm), stirring constantly - once the chocolate has melted, stop stirring.  

*Working quickly while the fudge is still warm, divide the mixture into 5 or 6 small bowls. Add a drop or two of food colouring to each bowl, and stir together to dye the fudge into 5 or 6 individual colours.

*Place the fudge into the lined tub, smoothing out one layer of each colour at a time. Try to smooth the layers with a spatula so they're as even as possible but don't worry too much - it'll look good regardless!

*Once the final layer is done, top it off with your rainbow drops. Cover the top layer in rainbow drops, and press down on them a little to ensure they set into the fudge.

*Chill the fudge for 1-2 hours in the fridge. Once set, cut into chunks and enjoy! (Your fudge will keep in the fridge for about a week...but I bet it doesn't last that long!)

I will certainly be making this again for birthday parties, and it's going to be a hit at our annual Pride party too!

Let me know if you give it a try!

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