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.
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.