This week I’m sharing my easy neighbor and teacher gifts with you. And no surprise but it’s all food! My kids like to bring homemade treats to their teachers (school, piano, scout leaders, etc…) and of course they like to make it themselves when they can. So this Chocolate fudge recipe is perfect because you make it in the microwave. And it still tastes amazing.
Like any recipe that is made with chocolate as the main ingredient it will taste like whatever chocolate you use. Don’t use chocolate chips, they are made to hold their shape as it’s heated, so they don’t melt smooth. I like to use 3 different kinds of chocolate so that it gets a better uniform tastes. I like to use Guittard, Callebaut, Merckens and Ghirardelli. But you can also use Dove, Hershey’es, etc… if that’s the chocolate and flavor you like best.
- 3 C chocolate wafers
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 C butter
- 1 C chopped pecans (optional)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Place the chocolate, milk, and butter in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 1 min. Stir if it's still not smooth microwave another 30 seconds.
- Then stir again, when it's smooth add the vanilla and pecans,
- Stir one last time and pour into a 9x9 pan.
- Refrigerate a few hours or overnight, cut and serve.
And of course it’s amazing without the pecans for you non-nut lovers! The better quality chocolate the better flavor and texture your fudge will be. You can also add some other flavorings with the vanilla. I love ameretto and chocolate, it’s probably my favorite fudge flavor, and I like adding chopped almonds to that one.
I’m going to make more fudge, what are your favorite recipes you’d like me to work on?