Thursday, December 22, 2011

cheap and easy fudge

If my last fudge recipe was overwhelming or too expensive. Try this old standby, from an evaporated milk brand website.

Here's what you need:
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
Dash of salt

Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Stir over low heat until chocolate is melted.
Pour into pan. Chill for 2 hours. Cut into 64 1-inch squares.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge. Share with friends, family, and coworkers.

When I poured this into the pan, it felt a little sad, especially next to the salted caramel masterpiece from yesterday. So I pressed holiday-colored chocolate candies into the top to dress it up. Much more festive!