Now to get to the actual recipe. Notice how I specifically put the word "foolproof" in the title of the recipe. It's because as long as you have sweetened condensed milk in your cupboard, anyone can make this recipe, it's super duper easy. All you do is melt together the sweetened condensed milk with chocolate chips, a dash of salt, vanilla extract, and any add-ins of your choice. Then you refrigerate and cut into squares and you're done! So simple, yet so delicious and decadent. And I was originally worried it may just taste like a hardened block of semisweet chocolate, but believe me, it doesn't! It really has that stereotypical fudge flavor that is just to die for. Enjoy!
Foolproof Chocolate Fudge
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- dash salt
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup chopped nuts (optional)
In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla (mixture will be quite thick). Spread evenly into wax-paper or tinfoil-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
Lift fudge out of pan and place onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.