Crunchy Almond Fudge

Crunchy Almond Fudge

Every thing is better with butter, and every thing is even better with Verka Butter ! Almond fudge is my favorite rainy-day-treat which includes the goodness of almonds and butter to create some magical morsels. Decadent, rich and velvety, it will be an all time hit with your family and friends.


  • ½ cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Verka Whole Milk
  • 2 cups grain sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4½ tbsp Verka Butter
  • 100 gm almonds, mostly chopped, a few slivered for garnishing



  • Add sugar, cocoa and Verka Milk to a heavy bottomed pan. Stir till blended.
  • Turn on the heat and bring to a boil while stirring.
  • Now lower the heat and simmer. Do not stir at all.
  • Line a 8inch by 8inch tin with grease proof paper. Keep ready.
  • Cook the fudge mixture for 15-18 minutes, then use a spoon to drop a little into a glass of cold water.
  • Remove from the water with a spoon. It should form a soft ball when pressed gently between thumb and forefinger.
  • If the mixture dissolves in the cold water, it is an indication that you need to cook it more.
  • When the ‘soft ball stage’ has been achieved. Turn off the flame.
  • Add the Verka Butter and vanilla, then beat vigorously till the mixture stops looking shiny.
  • Pour into the cake tin or prepared tray, then make the surface smooth with a blunt knife.
  • Cool and cut into squares.


Note: Walnuts or cashews also make a delicious alternative to almonds. A teaspoonful of coffee powder can be added at the boiling stage to prepare a mocha flavor. In warm weather, place the tin in the fridge to set the fudge quickly.