I have heard horror stories about fudge. And I have also heard that you can make it in the microwave and no one will notice. When looking for recipes one day, I decided to try the latter one and see how it turned out.
I only had deep pans, and I was concerned about getting the fudge out. So I greased up the sides and put parchment paper on the bottom (cut to size). Turned out perfectly and came right out.
And it was easy to make multiple varieties just by mixing it right in the pans (that I made small to have a few flavors). This one had white chocolate chips in it.
I then just used a simple bench scraper to cut into squares.
And we had perfect little servings of fudge.
I still had some leftover sweet glazed pecans from the cheesecake, so I added them to one batch. (This wound up being my favorite)
It was remarkably simple, tasty, and the texture was actually BETTER than many homemade fudges I have tasted. Next time you need to make an impressive dessert with about 10 minutes of hands on time, look no farther than microwaved fudge. (Let the fact it was so damn easy stay our little secret)
(borrowed from AllRecipes.com)
- 16 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional. I tried white chocolate chips and pecans. I think it would be amazing with pretzel pieces, fruit, or peanut butter)
- I also added a bit of salt after melting until the chocolate was to my liking
- Line an 8×8 inch square dish with aluminum foil. (if you want to make multiple flavors, use a smaller pan. And when I tried to use aluminum foil, it wouldn’t get flat and I didn’t want wrinkled in my fudge, so I just buttered the containers and put parchment paper on the bottom)
- Chop chocolate and place in a large, microwave safe bowl with condensed milk. Microwave on high, stirring once or twice until chocolate is soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir until completely smooth. Stir in vanilla and walnuts. Spread in prepared pan.
- Refrigerate 2 hours, until firm. Cut into squares.