My theme for this week's marathon is "Cooking with Alphabets" and I picked the alphabets - A, F & L. The first recipe in the series is going to be this fudge for "F" that is fool proof and utterly delectable as per my daughter. It is ridiculously easy and quick to prepare. All you need is few minutes to melt the chocolate chips and leave it to set. And I ensure you that this is a recipe impossible to mess up.
I was just looking for recipes using condensed milk one night and my daughter soon joined me in browsing. She decided on this as soon as she laid eyes on it and kept asking me whether I would try the recipe for her. The recipe literally needs no effort / time and yields a yummy treat. I thought of surprising her and and tried it after she went to sleep. In return, I got the big surprise. I literally have to be after my daughter each day to finish her food. She hardly reaches for food on her own, even though my dining table would be stacked with goodies. And she never touches refrigerator. However this fudge changed the story. She opened the box from the refrigerator without any coaxing from me and ate the fudge whenever she felt like eating and finished the batch. Touch wood. :)
I used only half the recipe and so set it in a small square box. I got 9 squares.
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional. I used walnuts.)
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
A dash of salt
* In a sauce pan, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt on low flame. Remove from heat, stir in nuts if using and vanilla.
* Spread evenly into wax paper or aluminium foil lined 8 or 9 inch squared pan. Chill for a couple of hours or until firm.
* After the fudge is firmly set, lift the fudge out of the pan. Place on a cutting board, peel off the paper / foil and cut into squares.
* Store them covered in refrigerator.