Fun Friday: Super Easy Fudge

Super Easy Fudge

Fudge is a super popular dessert around the holidays, but “real” fudge can be tricky to make. This fudge is simple, delicious, uses only a few ingredients and is great for a kid to help with. No candy thermometer needed!

For regular chocolate fudge you need:

2 12 oz bags chocolate chips (1 bag milk, 1 bag semi-sweet)

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1  tsp vanilla extract

First, line an 8×8 dish with wax paper. Next, mix together the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. This is the part the kids can help with. Once it’s all mixed up, stick it in the microwave about a minute and stir until smooth. If it still seems too solid, you can put it in another 20 seconds. When it’s a nice smooth texture, stir in the vanilla and any other goodies you may want, like marshmallows, caramel or nuts.

Pour/spoon mixture into lined dish, spread evenly and refrigerate about 2 hours. When cooled, carefully pull the fudge out by the wax paper and cut it up into pieces. No need to put back the refrigerator.

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To make “non-chocolaty” types of fudge (like peppermint or peanut butter) use white chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate.

For peanut butter fudge, add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the final mixing. If you use natural peanut butter, make sure to drain the extra oil off first.

For peppermint, replace half the vanilla extract with peppermint extract and a cup of crushed peppermint candy. Sprinkle a little extra on top if you like!

These make great gifts, but should be eaten within a week.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love this recipe, so easy, thanks! I bookmarked so I can make some peanut butter fudge :)

  2. lynn buttedal says:

    Love this recipe! Going to try it! So easy!

  3. Sandra McFadden says:

    I have to try this recipe sound really good. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Gloria Walshver says:

    what kid doesn’t like fudge.

  5. Gloria Walshver says:

    Kids really love fudge even adults.

  6. O this fuge looks so good!! Im going to copy the recipe and try to make it later today. I mis my Moms fudge so bad. Sometimes, she would screw it up, and we would eat it with a spon!! lol But it still tasted too good!!!

  7. This looks so delicious and even better fairly simple to make! We can’t all be Martha Stewart! So really appreciate you sharing your recipe! I am a choc-o-holic and will be making this tonight! Thanks!

  8. WOW! That’s easier to fudge to make than my “no bake fudge recipe!” I love your recipe! I love that you can make it in chocolate, peanut butter or vanilla or peppermint! I actually love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us! I really do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele :)
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  9. KC the Kitchen Chopper says:

    Thanks so much for sharing at The WeekendSocial. Hope to see you as we’re back partying Thursday 9:00 PM EST to celebrate the New Year! http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

  10. I always have the worst luck making fudge. Going to try out your recipe.

  11. Amber Ludwig says:

    Im always sold on super easy lol!! Im such a spaz in the kitchen!! This sounds like a recipe I can definitely pull off!!

  12. I didn’t get fudge over the holidays and now I am craving it like mad!

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