Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oh, Fudge!

It's not the holidays without fudge. My mom experimented with many recipes over the years before settling on this one from Eagle Brand Milk. I have adopted it as well because it's so easy.

Festive Fudge
3 cups (18 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT EVAPORATED)
Dash salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8 or 9 inch square pan.

Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator. Makes about 2 pounds of fudge. Prep time is about 10 minutes.

Eagle Brand makes a fudge kit that includes all of the ingredients you need plus a little cardboard pan. It's kind of cool but not cheap and you don't get a lot of fudge. Stick with their recipe and ditch the kit.

This makes a great gift if you feel like sharing.

1 comment:

Cant Hardly Wait said...

That does sound so easy. My mom uses the recipe with all the crazy stuff, making sure it's the right temp. by balling it up... crazy! thanks!