In this instructable I will show you how to make fudge. This recipe for homemade fudge is really easy to make and only requires three ingredients! You can certainly add more ingredients but the basic fudge recipe only takes 3. Fudge is a perfect treat for the holidays or any time. It tastes amazing and super simple to make, if I can make it you can make it! Let's get started!
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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)
Step 1: Ingredients/Tools
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz or 396 g)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (56 to 60 g)
- 2 1/4 cups of chocolate (milk chocolate, dark, semi-sweet, or a combination of them all, about 400 g)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Large Microwave Safe Bowl: http://amzn.to/2BKNwVy
- parchment paper
- kitchen spray (optional, helps to keep the parchment paper in the pan)
- 11x9 or 9x9 pan (depending on how thick you want your fudge)
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Step 2: Sweetened Condensed Milk and Butter
First let's combine our sweetened condensed milk and our butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Then let's heat it up in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot, I usually give it a good stir at the 1 minute mark.
Step 3: Chocolate
Now let's add our chocolate. This recipe is awesome you can use all semi-sweet chocolate chips if you like, or all milk chocolate, or all dark chocolate, or a combination of all of them, as long as you have around 400 grams total. Place the chocolate in the hot condensed milk and butter mixture, and push it down a little bit with a spoon, then just let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes in the hot liquid.
Step 4: Stir That Chocolate
Next after the chocolate has bathed in the sweetened milk, take a spatula or spoon and start to mix, the chocolate should combine very easy with the liquid. Once all melted and combined, the mixture will resemble a frosting or brownie batter.
Step 5: Pan It
Now let's take a 8x11 or 9x9 pan and add some parchment paper to it, I like to spray the bottom of the pan first with kitchen spray, this just helps the parchment paper stick to it. Next pour your chocolate mixture into the pan and smooth it out with your spatula. Then all you need to do is put it in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours until it sets up completely. Simple as that!
Step 6: Cut and Serve
Now take the large piece of fudge out of the pan and cut it up however you like. This dessert is fairly rich, so I generally cut mine up into small squares. You can store it back in your same pan and just cover it with plastic wrap, or put it in Tupperware, or create little gift bundles and give it away. :) Enjoy!
Step 7: Video Tutorial
Now check out those steps in action by watching the short video tutorial!