Hey friends! I finally finished this years Christmas goody plates. A new addition this year was fudge.
We have tried making fudge before, and it has been a disaster. 🙁
So, I turned to my mother-in-law, because she puts fudge on her Christmas goody plates every year. The recipe she gave me worked like a charm. It was easy to follow, and it actually turned out! That’s a big plus.
Not only is this fudge super tasty, but it only requires 4 ingredients. FOUR! I like that. It does have the option of adding nuts, which would be a 5th ingredient, but those are totally optional.
To make this fudge, you need a heavy bottomed pot. It’s helps the fudge to not burn.
Mix the sugar and evaporated milk in the pot and bring to a boil. Once it’s ready, you just pour the hot milk mixture over some chocolate and butter. Stir, spread in a pan, and chill. Both you and the fudge can chill, ’cause your done. Once it’s set, just slice and serve. Easy peasy.
I like to line my pan with parchment paper and then grease the paper, just so I can remove the paper with the fudge on it and then slice everything on a cutting board. My personal preference.
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 1, 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 1 cup butter- plus extra for greasing pan
- 18 oz chocolate chips- for best results use Nestle's
- Optional- 2 cups chopped, toasted nuts
- Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, then grease it with butter. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add the chocolate chips and butter- cut into small cubes. Set aside.
- In a heavy bottomed pot, heat the milk and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 6 minutes. The pour the milk mixture over the chocolate chips and butter, then stir until smooth. Add nuts now, if desired.
- Pour the fudge into the greased pan, and let cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.
So, here’s a peek at the goodie plates I made for some friends and neighbors.
I didn’t take these plates to everyone. I shook things up and also gave out homemade Pomegranate Jelly. Yum!
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