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Ellie’s Ridiculously Easy Fudge

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EllieLove By Ellie Love

Christmas is the most wonderful and busy time of year. There is all the hustle and bustle and gift giving and party going. I like to give gifts that are thoughtful and often times handcrafted. And there is nothing better than the gift of good food. Especially sweet and indulgent foods. But between work, school concerts for the kiddo, social life…time is at a premium.

I’m not one to just settle though. So I take my cue from one of my favorite food network shows… Semi Homemade by Sandra Lee (it’s not on anymore). But she was all about taking something simple or from a box and adding a little extra to make it special and yours. I’m also a sucker for chocolatey things. Enter stage left: fudge! I like simple basic fudge. But, what if I take it up a notch?

So I decided to take “my” super easy fudge recipe and fuss with it. I call it mine because I’ve been using it forever and who knows where it originally came from but I definitely did not create it. It literally only has two ingredients, the third is optional. You can use any flavor chips you want, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter. I made four varieties, 2 using milk chocolate and 2 using white chocolate.

Ellie’s Ridiculously Easy Fudge

Ingredients

1 11.5 to 12 oz bag of chips, flavor of your choice

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Optional ½ to ¾ cup add-in of your choice

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.

Instructions
In a microwave safe bowl, put bag of chips and sweetened condensed milk. Melt in microwave in 20 seconds intervals until melted. All microwaves are different so it may take as little as 1 minute to as much as 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. At this point if you are adding an additional ingredient add now and stir to combine.

Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into small squares.

The varieties that I made for us:

*Peanut butter fudge

1 bag milk chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

½ cup peanut butter

Make fudge and set up for about 30 minutes in fridge. Then spread peanut butter over top and return to fridge.

*Almond fudge

1 bag milk chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

¾ cup chopped almonds

*Caramel fudge

1 bag white chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Stiff caramel sauce

This one tasted great… but the caramel did not allow the chocolate to set up as firmly… so I was a bit disappointed.

*Peppermint fudge

1 bag white chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

¾ cup peppermint bits


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