Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simple And Easy Chocolate Fudge

Right before Christmas I was listening to a local radio station called KDKA, (supposedly the first ever radio station in the U.S but that is up for debate) and they have a program on each weekend called the Kuhn's Cooking Hour. People around the area can call in and share recipes. One woman called with a recipe for fudge she said was so simple it was silly. And it was. I copied it down and added it to my Chrismas cookie baking blitz. I was very surprised at the results. I don't like fudge all that much but this stuff was good! I didn't even add anything to it like she suggested and I still liked it a lot. Now I can make it anytime for a quick treat or to give away as a thank you gift. Fudge in no time. Who can argue with that?
Simple and Easy Chocolate Fudge

3 cups semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
(you can also add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese for tartness if you like)

Place chocolate in a glass bowl set over a pan with hot water on medium heat. Add condensed milk. Heat over water, stirring often until chocolate is melted. Take off the heat and add 1 tsp. of vanilla. You can also add anything you like such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or other candies.
For thick fudge, pour fudge into an 8 inch pan. For thinner fudge, use a 9 inch pan. Cool, covered, in the refrigerator until set. Cut into small pieces. Serve.

'Twill make old women young and fresh,
Create new motions of the flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate."

-James Wadworth


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That is a very simple recipe. A good one for those times I need a chocolate fix fast.

Beth said...

Wow, that IS easy! I love recipes with only a few ingredients---thanks, Mary Ann! By the way, I love that quote. :-)

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

I almost thought it was a joke at first with how easy it is to make :)

CountryDew said...

I generally make fudge with marshmallow creame; it's my husband's fav. This year because of my poor aching arm I made no fudge and we missed it. This might have been easier - less mean stirring!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Anita, that sounds divine! Marshmallow creme is great even when you just eat it with a spoon out of the jar :) I'll have to try a recipe like that next time I make fudge.

Natalie Simons said...

Hi, Following you all the way from South Africa, I was looking for a simple Peanut butter cookie recipe and google helped me find you, you have some really yummy stuff!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Natalie, Hi and thanks for visiting! Wow, South Africa! Very nice to have a friend there.