Thursday, December 6, 2012

FUDGE - SUPER SIMPLE

I am a true chocoholic. So, with the holidays rolling (and I may be soon) around I thought why not make some homemade holiday goodies? So, I did.

Here's how I made it.

1 package of Nestle's semi-sweet morsels
1/2 cube of butter
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of orange extract
1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)

(Just put it all together in a pyrex bowl and microwave until well-melted. Stir it up until it is smooth and glossy. Then pour it in a well-greased glass baking dish and chill) I cut little circular shapes and slipped them into mini-muffin tins to give as gifts.



This makes yummy fudge and it only takes a couple of minutes. A couple of important tips though for all you "new" bakers and creaters. You need to cut the chocolate when it's only lightly chilled and then let it chill over night before you remove the candy. If you don't do this step I'll show you what happens:

The top two pieces were pulled out before the fudge chilled all the way through. They look more like little turds than something you'd want to eat. So take my word for it and let the fudge chill thoroughly so you'll have candy like the bottom two examples.

You can get the mini muffin tins (candy papers) at your local grocery store. I use wax paper between the layers of goodies.

So happy baking, making and creating - the EZ way.




3 comments:

Rena and Denny said...

Oh, I love that idea. Never thought to cut them out in shapes. Can you taste the orange extract in the fudge?

Kim Kasch said...

Only a hint - but you can always add more or adjust to your own taste. :D

Janet Smart said...

Yum, I love fudge and baking during the holidays. I've never heard of putting in the orange extract. We are having a cookie exchange at our writing meeting on Dec 18th. It's going to be fun, we're bringing cookies to exchange and writing something Christmassy to read at the meeting.