Of all the Christmas-time candies, I've got a super love affair with homemade fudge. It's one of those sweets I start thinking about when planning my trip down South to my grandmother's for the holidays.
My grandmother always has enough fudge for the entire family to gorge themselves, if not the entire neighborhood. Recycled cookie cans are filled, crystal candy dishes and wherever else a sweet tooth might possibly recline during the days surrounding Christmas.
This year, I wanted to share that glorious gooey chocolate treat with my friends before heading home for the holidays – and my grandmother's recipe was the one I chose to share.
Fabulously Flawless Fudge
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ chopped nuts (optional)
Line and 8- or 9-inch pan with parchment or foil.
Melt your chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt in heavy saucepan.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, shot of whiskey or other liqueurs of your choice or even pecans or walnuts.
Spread evenly in prepared pan and chill for two hours or until firm.
Remove from pan by lifting edges of your parchment or foil.
Peel away the paper and cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container
Twinkle VanWinkle was born in a small town in Mississippi. A life-long lover of music, media and food, she grew up following those three things along her path. She has almost 20 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, feeding thousands of friends, family and other folks while working in restaurants and bakeries in Oxford, Miss. She baked 300 apple pies for the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and appeared on "The Best Of..." in the same year. Along with producing dynamic entertainment content for LIN Media, she is a mother, musician and social media fanatic.
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