In light of our conversation last week about storing canned milk, here's a great recipe from the archives that uses sweetened condensed milk. It's delicious!
My mother-in-law has a secret fudge
recipe that is simply amazing. I’m drooling over the keyboard just
thinking about it. It contains about a pound of butter and could quite
possibly kill you if consumed in mass quantities.
This is not that fudge. But, for food storage, it's pretty darn good.
Ingredients: Sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla and unsweetened baking chocolate.
a pan to hold your fudge and grease the bottom and sides with
shortening. I would have used my 8x8 pan if it hadn’t broken last week.
I’m a clutz so Pyrex doesn’t last long around here.
matter what your feelings for shortening, you ought to keep a tub just
for greasing purposes. It is certainly less expensive than cooking
When my college roommate, Squirtney (she’ll be thrilled
with the nickname), would make fudge and she would line her pan with
foil. When the fudge had set up, she just dumped it upside down and
peeled off the foil. That works too.
When your pan is greased, or lined, add your sweetened condensed milk to a saucepan over low heat.
Add your chocolate chips.
your baking chocolate. The baking chocolate is optional. It makes for
more chocolatey fudge—obviously. (You know, those who state the obvious
are seldom wrong.) Anyway, if you crave darker chocolate fudge, go
ahead and add a square of baking chocolate.
Stir it constantly over low-medium heat so the chocolate can melt.
you make this, go ahead and chop up your baking chocolate a little
before you dump it in. Then, you won’t be waiting for the one square of
chocolate to melt, like me.
When it is melted and all smooth, take it off the heat.
Quickly add the vanilla and nuts, if you want, and stir until well combined.
Pour into your prepared dish and refrigerate for a couple of hours until it’s set.
When the fudge has chilled and you’ve sampled it, of course, cut it up.
like to cut it into large squares and wrap them in saran wrap. I used
to cut fudge into small pieces, but I could never get them uniform and
it bothered me. I too, have OCD tendencies. Especially when it comes to
Try using this tutorial to make a paper box out of cardstock and deliver to your neighbors and friends with the fudge inside.
Save some for you!
(From Betty Crocker)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
bottom and sides of 8x8 pan (or smaller) with shortening or line with
aluminum foil. Heat milk and chocolate in saucepan over low-medium
heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove
from heat and stir in vanilla and nuts if using. Refrigerate about 1.5-2
hours until firm.
Originally posted December 11, 2008