10/28/09

Super Easy Fudge and Sadie's Easy Fudge


I don't know about y'all, but about this time of year we end up with odds and ends of candy from now through Christmas.  This is a great way to use some of that extra candy and share it with others.  This makes the perfect amount for gift giving - not too much or too little.  Just right!  Cut this into squares and place in a pretty plate or container lined with wax paper, parchment paper or a paper doily.  This makes 2+ pounds of fudge - depending on what you stir in.  The cost runs about $5.00 - $6.00 - again, depending on what you add to the fudge. Watch for a sale on the chocolate chips and milk, especially the time of year. Or, there are some good store brands of both these ingredients.


Super Easy Fudge with Butterfingers
and Cocoa-coated Truffles ("hiding" at the back of the plate)

Super Easy Fudge

One 12-ounce package (2 C.) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups chopped nuts or candy bars

Coat a foil-lined 8 inch square pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Conventional method:
In a double boiler, melt chips and milk. Stir until smooth. Add nuts and vanilla.

Microwave method:
Melt chips with milk on 50 percent power, 3 to 5 minutes. Stirring once while cooking. Add in vanilla.

Pour into pan, pop in the fridge and chill until set.

Variations:

Super Easy Truffles - Make balls from the set fudge using a melon baller or small cookie dough scoop. Roll balls in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, confectioner’s sugar, or flaked coconut.

Here's a re-post of some fudge I made this summer from another easy recipe my sweet  friend, Julie, shared with me!

Sadie's Easy Fudge

Sadie’s Easy Fudge

Per Julie’s recommendation, I made this using the Heath Toffee Bits. Delicious!!

Melt 1 stick butter in med. sauce pan on low heat.

Add:

4 Tbsp. buttermilk,
4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder,
1 tsp. vanilla
1 box of powdered sugar

Optional:
Add one cup of nuts or 1/2 bag of Heath Toffee Chip.
As a garnish, sprinkle top with a bit of the Toffee chips or chopped nuts.

Stir, and pour into an 8x8 wax paper lined pan. (I lined my pan with foil, and sprayed it with cooking spray. Either way works great! Just use what you have on hand.)
Sprinkle with garnish. Refrigerate.

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1 comment:

Thanks for sharing! I love comments!