I am not a huge fan of fudge. Sometimes it is gritty and sometimes it is just too sweet, not to mention it's not the cheapest thing at a chocolate shop. However this fudge is creamy and has just enough sweetness to keep me going back for another piece. Every year for Christmas my mother-in-law makes her homemade fudge and gives us a batch but this past Christmas we hit the jackpot because she not only gave us a batch of fudge but she also gave me the recipe so that I could make the fudge at home. I found that it was easy to make and I thought for it being my first time and all, that I would end up doing something wrong but everything went smoothly and in no time I was enjoying my new creamy dessert. My husband insists on storing the fudge in the freezer, which I don't mind because when I make it during the summer it makes for a nice cold treat. You do not have to make your own sweetened condensed milk it just saves some money since I have all the ingredients at home and rarely ever have a can of condensed milk in the house.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. water
- 1/4 c. margarine/butter
- 1 c. non fat dry milk powder
- Heat sugar and water in a small sauce pan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Add margarine and stir until melted. Heat to a boil.
- Put milk powder into blender or food processor and process until smooth while adding margarine mixture. Cool, cover and refrigerate or use immediately.
- 1 pkg (12oz) milk chocolate chips
- 1 c. sweetened condensed milk
- 3 Tbsp. margarine/butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 c. walnuts, chopped
- Put chocolate chips in top of a double boiler. Place over hot (not boiling) water. Stir until melted.
- Add condensed milk, margarine and vanilla. Blend until butter is mixed into the chocolate. Stir in nuts
- Spread into lightly oiled 8x8 square pan. Cool in fridge until set and firm. Cut into squares.
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