December 16, 2013
Simplify the Season : 5 Minute Fudge
This week I’m sharing some simple ways to add a little last minute holiday cheer in your busy schedule. Today I’m sharing my favorite recipe for fudge. I’ve slightly adapted the recipe from here. This recipe is delicious and it’s so easy that my 2 older kids can mix it up all by themselves from start to finish.
- 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces (2 cups) – this can be milk chocolate chips 60% cacao chips, or a combination of 2 or 3 types of chocolate
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk – about a half a container
- 1/2 tablespoon – 1 tablespoon water – add a little bit at a time until the fudge becomes smooth
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional add-ins or add-ons – nuts, candy, peppermint pieces
Line a small container or cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper (the optimal size is 6 inches x 9 inches). Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe container and heat on 1 minute intervals stirring every minute or so until the mixture is starting to melt. (Don’t have a microwave? Use a double boiler on your stove for the same results.) Add water, vanilla, and any other add-ins. Stir until smooth. Spread fudge in container and cool in refrigerator. Remove when hardened, cut into 1 inch squares, store in the refrigerator, and serve to friends and family. Makes about 24 – 1 .5 inch fudge cubes.
This post is part of a series designed to help you Simplify the Season. You can see all the posts here.
I have been making this fudge for the last five years when you first shared. I love how easy and how yummy and I always get compliments. I have added candy cane, nuts, used only dark chocolate, or used orange chocolate. I only make once a year. Thanks!