Though I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth, I absolutely adore the recipe below for one of my new favorite holiday confections, Five Minute Fudge. Don’t let the name fool you, this fudge DOES NOT taste like it took five minutes to throw together, instead, it tastes like an old family recipe that you spent half your Saturday afternoon making! I recently discovered this recipe and was immediately intrigued…I mean, doesn’t fudge have a reputation for being a bit tricky to make? Can it really be made in under five minutes with only four ingredients? And, most importantly, will it actually taste good? The answers…yes (but, not this recipe!), yes, and double yes!
After making this Five Minute Fudge numerous times for my family, I’m 100% certain that you’re going to love it too! Here are just a few reasons why:
As its name implies, this fudge only takes five minutes to whip up! This is great for all of us with little ones that are busy pulling ornaments off the tree this time of year and getting into all the presents we’ve so carefully wrapped. Instead, we can keep their tiny hands busy stirring and mixing ingredients for the fudge (and, even better, no hot ovens!). It’s a super fun recipe to make with the entire family!
You can customize it! All you have to do is take this basic recipe and tailor it to whatever your family likes. The semi-sweet chocolate chips can easily be swapped out with white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips and you can add a variety of fun ingredients like chopped peppermints or your favorite candy.
It’s foolproof (and, SO DELICIOUS!!). Seriously, all you have to do is slowly melt chocolate over low heat, stir in the other ingredients, then toss the mixture in the refrigerator and let it sit for two hours in order to set. It’s that easy!! Better yet, you don’t need a candy thermometer or any fancy equipment to make this delicious treat!
So, without further ado, let me give you this fabulous Five Minute Fudge recipe – please try it and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Five Minute Fudge
Makes 48 small pieces
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 (14 oz. can) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.
Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in pecans and vanilla extract.
Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.
NOTE: If making Five Minute Fudge in advance, store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container up until 1 hour before serving it.
Recipe adapted from www.nestle.com