This combination of chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla is even better than store-bought fudge…and much less expensive.
My mom has been here visiting us for the past two weeks and will be here until November 1st. The other day, she said to me, “You know what I want?”
Me: “No, momma. What do you want?
She announces, “Fudge.”
She is really not supposed to eat that many sweets, but I figure that since she is 80 and if she wants fudge, she should have fudge.
Me: “O.K. We’ll see what we can do about that.”
We went to see the movie “Pan” the next day. On our way home, I drove into Venice and stopped at the candy store and bought her a small piece of fudge. Wow! Fudge is expensive. For a small piece of fudge, it was almost $5.00. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was so good … can you tell, I helped her eat it? … but $5.00 for a small piece of fudge. You can tell I don’t eat fudge very often.
That got me thinking more about fudge…hey, maybe I should try to make my own chocolate fudge. So I announced to her this morning, “Momma, I’m going to make you some chocolate fudge and you can tell me if you like it as much as the store-bought fudge.”
This fudge is super easy to make. It only has 3 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk), chocolate chips and vanilla.
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, I used Guittard
1 teaspoon vanilla
Butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, on high for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Let it sit for 1 minute. Then stir to combine until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Pour into prepared pan. Let cool completely on the counter (or you can place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to speed up the process). Remove fudge from pan by lifting parchment paper. Place on cutting board. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Store in an airtight container. Fudge does not need to be kept refrigerated.
I’m happy to report that my mom liked this 3-Ingredient fudge as much as the store-bought one. And it was so much cheaper to make it at home.
With the holidays fast approaching, this would make a great gift idea for neighbors, teacher-gifts and friend.