Thursday, December 15, 2005

Festive Fudge

Another of my secret recipes.

Rich delicious fudge... Why buy fudge at your favorite candy store? Now you can make this easy chocolate fudge at home. Start out with our basic recipe and create a new twist by adding your favorite candies or cookie pieces or try one of our suggestions below.

Servings: Makes about 2 lbs.
Serving Size: not available
Nutrition: not available
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk-chocolate chips)

1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)

Dash salt

1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with EAGLE BRAND® and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) 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 leftovers covered in refrigerator.



Notes: OTHER GREAT FUDGE FLAVORS: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Glazed Fudge: Proceed as above but stir in 3/4 cup peanut butter chips in place of nuts. Glaze: Melt 1/2 cup peanut butter chips with 1/2 cup whipping cream; stir until thick and smooth. Spread over fudge. Marshmallow Fudge: Proceed as above but omit nuts and add 2 tablespoons butter to mixture; fold in 2 cups miniature marshmallows. Gift Giving Tips: Create delicious homemade gifts by serving up several varieties of this fudge in decorative tins or boxes. Simply wrap up individual pieces of fudge in colored cellophane, candy wrappers, gold and silver foil or place in candy cups and arrange in gift boxes or bags.

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