Cheater Fudge

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If you’d like to Wow family and friends, but don’t have extra time or energy to slave over granny’s traditional recipe for fudge—no worries, I’ve got just the ticket.  I call it “Cheater Fudge”…(if I get cited for recipe copyright infringement, maybe some kind reader will bail me out of the dessert pokey).  Here goes:

3 (6-ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)

Dash of salt

1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with Sweetened Condensed Milk and salt. 

Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla. 

Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. 

Chill 2 hours or until firm.  

Store loosely covered at room temperature.

TIPS: 

Use other flavors of extract…I like Orange added to the Vanilla.

You can use a combination of milk chocolate chips, or dark, with the semi-sweet.

And you can use non-stick foil as easily as wax paper; it wraps better for traveling, or to be cut and served later.

ENJOY!

Rene