Fast & Easy Fudge

I love fudge and this recipe for fast and easy fudge is no exception. If you caught my post on Easy Peanut Butter Fudge you know just how much I love it! With fall here I’m starting to think about Christmas. That, in turn, reminds me of all the yummy candy I plan to make! I have been making candy for more than 15 years now so I feel pretty comfortable trying more difficult recipes. The way I got to that point was by starting with super simple recipes like this one. I believe with all my heart anybody can learn to cook.

If you are new to candy making I encourage you to start with something easy like this recipe.  . It’s delicious but the time requirement is low, as is the level of experience required. Your kids could make this. That being said, boiling sugar is hot. If your kids are not old enough to use caution with high temp cooking they need to be carefully supervised in the kitchen. Candy making is more dangerous for kids because are short and their eyes are closer to the level of the stove top.  Boiling candy tends to spatter and could cause permanent injury. Use wisdom.

Even experienced candy makers will love how easy this recipe is. I also keep it in mind for “emergencies”. Why stop at the store to buy something when you can throw marvelous fudge together in 10 minutes? I hope having this recipe in your back pocket is helpful with the holiday party season around the corner.

Fast & Easy Fudge
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Serves: 9 big squares or 16 medium squares
  • butter for the pan
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk, at least 1% fat
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon of real vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Butter a 9"x9" square baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Measure chocolate and have it ready along with the vanilla.
  3. Put sugar and milk in heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Do something else in the kitchen. In a few minutes the milk/sugar mix will come to a boil. Keep it on medium heat and boil for 2 minutes stirring with the wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and use whisk to beat in chocolate chips until no lumps remain.
  6. Add vanilla and salt, stir to combine.
  7. Use a heatproof spatula to scrape fudge into the buttered pan. Let it set. It will be firm enough to cut within 30 minutes.
  8. Cut and store in an airtight container.

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