Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Treats: Fudge

     Mom used to have a fudge recipe that she just loved.  It had marshmallows in it and you melted them into the fudge in the microwave.  She lost the recipe and even the magical internet hasn't yielded it up, so this is the recipe that took its place.  It's by Eagle Brand.

Festive Fudge
3 C (18 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (Not Evaporated milk)
Dash salt
1/2 to 1 C chopped nuts, optional
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
     In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with Eagle Brand and salt.  Remove from heat.  Stir in nuts if desired and vanilla.  Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8 or 9 inch square pan.  Chill 2 hours or until firm.  Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper and cut into squares.  Store covered in fridge.

I used Trader Joe's Brand condensed milk because it's organic.  I melt my chocolate in a double boiler.  If you don't have one, you can easily make one by putting the chocolate into a pot and floating it in a larger one with some water in it.  One secret to good fudge is to never scrape the sides while you're heating it.  This will drag crystals down into the melted chocolate and can cause it to seize.

So simple and so fantastic!

Yayyy!!  Cara at Fork and Beans has got her vegan and gluten free version of Grandmother's Date Roll Ups ready on her site!  Go check it out!!

Cara has finished her fudge and it looks faaaabulous!  Wait till you see how she substituted the condensed milk! 


  1. The fudge looks delicious! Perfect to be packed for Christmas to family and friends!

    1. You're right, MD! It ships well (provided it doesn't get too hot!) and keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container.

  2. Your photo of fudge is beautiful, and so tempting!


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