Extra Easy Fudge Recipe

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Extra Easy Fudge Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Indulge in the rich and creamy taste of homemade fudge with this extra easy fudge recipe. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this recipe requires minimal effort and delivers maximum satisfaction. Enjoy a treat that is perfect for special occasions, holidays, or simply a sweet indulgence. Get ready to experience the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of this delightful fudge!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sprinkles, or sea salt flakes

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter.
  2. Microwave the mixture on high for 1 minute, then stir well.
  3. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  4. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
  6. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  7. If desired, sprinkle your choice of toppings (chopped nuts, sprinkles, or sea salt flakes) over the fudge.
  8. Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
  9. Once the fudge is firm, lift it out of the baking dish using the overhanging parchment paper.
  10. Cut the fudge into small squares or desired shapes.
  11. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Interesting Facts

  • Fudge has been enjoyed as a sweet treat for centuries, with the first known recipe dating back to the late 19th century.
  • The word 'fudge' is believed to have originated from the term 'fudged', which means 'to manipulate or adjust dishonestly'. However, in the case of fudge, it refers to the method of cooking the ingredients to a specific consistency.
  • Fudge can be customized with various flavors and mix-ins, such as nuts, dried fruits, or marshmallows.
  • The fudge-making process involves heating sugar, butter, and milk to the soft-ball stage, where it can be formed into a solid shape.