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As you may or may not know, I’d much rather be in my writing cave than working in the kitchen, but there’s something about the holidays that brings out my hidden inner chef. So many people are making goodies that the enthusiasm for culinary delights is contagious.
I love fudge. My grandmother was an excellent candy maker and her fudge was perfect and delicious. I always thought there was a secret formula, and there probably is, to making the best fudge. But when I found this easy recipe, I couldn’t wait to try and it share it! Even I can make fudge now–and without a candy thermometer!
Karla’s Easy Peasy Fudge
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate in my recipe today)
- 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
- Dash salt
- 1/2 to 1 cups chopped nuts (I was out of nuts today)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
The recipe I used today said to line a pan with foil, but I think you could probably use parchment paper, as well.
Also, did you know I am 53 years old and I just bought my first electric can opener in 2014? How did I live for so long without this wonderful device!
Here are the rest of the instructions:
- Combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a 1-quart bowl.
- Cook on high (100% power) in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla and nuts
- Cook on high (100% power) in microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes (for a total of three minutes) and stir.
- Pour into pan and chill in refrigerator
As you can see in the picture below, it sets up nicely and cuts easily into little squares.
NOM! I’m so proud of myself for making fudge just like grandma used to make! Okay, maybe not exactly like she made, but I guarantee you that Grandma would have loved having a microwave!
I’m going to add pecans to my next batch.
What’s your favorite Christmas candy?
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