Is there anything that gets you into the holiday season like fudge? It is one of those delicious desserts that I associate with Christmas Eve at my grandparents’ house. My grandma would have three or four flavors of fudge, along with an endless buffet of holiday cookies lined up on the hutch in the kitchen.
This is a simple recipe that requires very little effort for a very big reward. And the great thing is that you can change it up however you want for delicious flavor combinations.
The result is a creamy, rich, decadent dessert that will have you floating on sugary chocolate clouds. they are SO amazing that a little goes a long way. I cut the tray into 36 squares, which might even be too little. One of these morsels is MORE than enough to get your chocolate fix, but they are so moreish that it’s hard to stop at just one!
Beware – they are not great for the waistline, but they will certainly put a smile on your face.
By November 9, 2012Published:
- Yield: 18 Servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Ready In: 15 mins
A delicious and creamy chocolate fudge, so easy a child could do it!
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 lb Semisweet Chocolate chopped
- 1 oz Unsweetened Chocolate chopped
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Firstly, line an 8x8 baking tray with foil, making sure it goes up and over the sides. This makes the fudge much easier to remove when the time comes. Alternatively, you can just buy a disposable foil tray.
- Over a medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate, stirring constantly until melted together in one swirly whirly concoction.
- Remove from the heat and immediately add in the vanilla and salt, stirring to combine.
- At this point, if you fancy it, you can add your extra ingredients. Nuts, popcorn, peanut butter chips, dried fruit, or even chopped up candy canes can take these fudgey beasts to the next level.
Personally, I keep it simple and just go with plain chocolate.
- Once you've got it mixed, pour the hot chocolate lava into your prepared pan and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.