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Belize Recipes: Fudge

Enjoy one of the unique Belize recipes featured in Flavors of Belize – The Cookbook


    14 once can sweetened condensed milk
    1 cup sugar
    ¼ cup butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
    ¼ cup raisins, chopped peanuts or shredded coconut, optional


Grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a nonstick saucepan and cook on medium, stirring constantly until it starts to bubble. Continue cooking for approximately 14 minutes, stirring constantly until medium brown. Add raisins, nuts or shredded coconut if desired. Mixture is ready when it pulls away from sides of saucepan.  Pour onto cookie sheet and cool before cutting into 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container.

Be sure to try other great Belize recipes and desserts from our cookbook!


Unlike the typical fudge recipe, Belizean fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk. It is thought that this dessert came from the British who use condensed milk in many of their desserts. Toppings vary by personal preference and region. Typical toppings include raisins, nuts, coconut, and peanut butter. Usually fudge is sold at local stores and come in a variety of different flavors.  When looking through Belize recipes, you can note the many cultural influences.