Happy Holidays it's now time to get your baking on!! (i know i am a little late but with Pete being sick I lost nearly 2 weeks) this past weekend i baked all day saturday and all morning sunday.. i made very easy and simple fudge.. it's very very good and very easy and you can add so many different things to it and change up the chips.. be unique and create your own.. this year I made peanut butter, chocolate, chocolate with walnuts, chocolate with peanut butter chips and white chocolate with peppermint chips..it's a basic recipe then you change it up to what you want..
this one was semi sweet chocolate no additions
3 cups chips (semi sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate) *i didn't like it when i used milk chocolate..*
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
over low medium heat in a heavy bottom sauce pan melt all the ingredients ..once smooth and silky remove from heat and pour into your prepared casserole pan**.. cover with foil and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours..after it has set up in the fridge remove/peel the foil off then cut your fudge to the desired size.. you can add things too.. after you have removed it from the heat but before you put in your casserole dish you can add walnuts, or other flavored chips, etc..
** i took a sheet of tin foil placed it in my casserole dish with the edges hanging over like a handle.. when it came time to cut it simply lifted the foil up and placed my fudge on a cutting board..**
the one above was semi sweet chocolate with walnuts..
this one was semi sweet chocolate with peanut butter chips added after I took it off the heat..
this one was peanut butter chips.. i also did some where i added chocolate chips after i took it off the heat before i put in the casserole dish..
one that i totally love is dark chocolate i add a tsp. of orange extract instead of the vanilla and i add the zest of one orange.. it's sinfull!!!