Chocolate fudge, made with only four ingredients. What’s more to love?
Fudge is the easiest and most versatile dessert, if you ask me. You can decorate it with sprinkles for any holiday, drizzle it with any type of chocolate and mix in whatever filling you like. Fudge is pretty much the quiche of the dessert world.
Ready to get started?
First, line a 9×9 baking dish with wax paper. This will help you lift the firm fudge out of the dish for easy slicing.
Next, in a medium pot over low heat mix the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until smooth, then mix in any “extras” you want (e.g. chopped nuts, marshmallows).
Pour the melted chocolate into the 9×9 dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
Once the fudge is firm, gently tug on the wax paper to lift it out of the baking dish, then transfer to a baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to slice the fudge into small squares.
Finally, if you’d like to drizzle white chocolate on top (as pictured)… now’s the time! Leave the sliced fudge on the wax paper and microwave 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until melted and smooth, adding more time in the microwave as necessary. Dip a fork in the melted chocolate and “flick” it onto the fudge (see why you left it on the wax paper? *wink*). You’ll create a drizzly, abstract design.
Pop the tray of fudge in the fridge for 20 minutes so that the chocolate drizzle hardens, then serve. It’s really that easy. 🙂
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped nuts or marshmallows (optional)
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- Line a 9x9 baking dish with wax paper.
- In a medium pot over low heat, mix the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth (~5-10 minutes). Stir constantly to avoid the chocolate burning.
- Once smooth, add any "fillings" such as chopped nuts, etc.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the 9x9 baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- Gently tug on the wax paper to lift the fudge out of the dish and place it on a baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to slice into squares. Leave the fudge on the wax paper.
- Add the white chocolate chips to a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth, adding more time in the microwave as necessary.
- Use a fork to "flick" the white chocolate onto the fudge. Refrigerate the fudge for 20 minutes, or until the drizzle has hardened.