Andrea says, “Broken bits taste good too, and the cook needs some payment! That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!”
Andrea says, “This recipe is so easy, and definitely evokes the ‘ah, the Christmas season is here’ feeling in me! My mom started making it when I was about 10 and I make it every year now too. It’s lovely added to a tray of assorted Christmas baking, is gluten-free, and a nicely cut chunk wrapped with a bow makes a great teacher gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a lovely treat to add alongside a cup of coffee or tea. It even freezes well!”
The Perfect Easy Homemade Gift
I really love this recipe and plan to make a few variations to give to my neighbours and Dominic’s teachers. It’s so fast that you can have it done within 15 minutes (not counting fridge time). I highly recommend putting parchment paper in your pan. When I’ve made other fudge recipes, I’ve just greased the pan and it ended up being a huge mess.
Andrea’s homemade condensed sweetened milk recipe is very economical and worked really well. She cautions that it can be a bit grainy if you don’t blend it well enough. If your blender isn’t good quality, I would try putting it in boiling water to dissolve the sugar.
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 can Eagles Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk or homemade recipe (which I used)
- Dash of salt
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- Optional toppings/decorations
- 1/2 c nuts (stir in, or crush and sprinkle on top)
- Mini marshmallows
- White Chocolate chips to melt and drizzle for decoration
- Coconut flakes
1. Melt chocolate in a bowl over a water bath. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, salt, and vanilla. Combine until smooth.
2. Add any additional optional ingredients you want in the fudge (nuts, marshmallows). Pour & spread evenly into an 8×8 pan lined with wax or parchment paper. This is a great time to add optional toppers.
3. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set, and then remove from pan & paper and cover tightly with plastic wrap to avoid it drying out. If cutting into several pieces at once (& sometimes mini cookie cutters are nice for this), set it out on the counter for 20 minutes or so to soften enough for neater, easier cuts.
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 2/3 c white sugar
- 1/3 c water
- 1/4 c butter
1. Combine in blender until extremely smooth
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