I saw the video that went viral all over Facebook and had to try it, because I couldn’t believe making fudge was that easy. I haven’t made fudge in well over a decade, and it was a lot of standing over the stove, stirring, watching the candy thermometer too slowly climb to the right temp. You know, the way Mom always did it.
Yes, this fudge is exceedingly simple and it turns out the perfect smooth texture/consistency, but you must use semi-sweet or dark chocolate pieces because the first batch I made, which was so pretty to look at was too sweet to eat. I’m sure there are those out there that would love them, but I couldn’t eat more than a bite.
I did make it again with dark chocolate pieces and it’s fabulous. The picture posted is of the white chocolate, craisin and pecan version I made first.
- 3 cups dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 – 14 oz can sweetened condense milk
- 4 Tblsp butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Put chocolate, milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl, and cook on high for 1 to 1.5 min.
- Stir until smooth, letting the heat of the bowl to finish melting everything.
- Add salt and vanilla, and stir well.
- Pour into a foil-lined 8×8 or 9×9 cooking pan.
- Refrigerate a couple of hours to harden.
- Take out of pan using foil, and then using a sharp knife, cut into squares.
- Serve at room temperature. Store in fridge in air-tight container.
- Easy as pie!