Microwave Fudge

OK, we’re getting down to crunch time as far as making homemade gifts for Christmas.  If you want a really quick, really yummy recipe, this microwave fudge fits the bill.

I got the recipe when we had a cookie swap at work back in 2005 when there were almost 200 people working at my company.  As it quite often goes in corporate America, we were acquired by another company the next year.  Now there are only 20 of us!  This is my roundabout way of saying that I can’t remember who made the fudge.

I was delighted to find that there was no candy thermometer involved in making this fudge because I go out of my way to avoid candy thermometers.  As experienced a cook and baker I am, any recipe involving a candy thermometer gives me the heebie-jeebies.

This recipe couldn’t be easier or quicker, not counting chilling time which really doesn’t take that long either.  If you’re all set for homemade gifts this year, save it for Valentine’s Day for your favorite chocoholic!  :-)

Microwave Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

Place all ingredients in a large microwavable bowl except for the nuts.

Microwave on 50% power until chocolate chips are melted, approximately 4 to 6 minutes.  Stop the microwave at 2-minute intervals to stir and check on melting.  Stir in nuts if using.

Pour into an 8×8 baking pan that is well-greased.

Refrigerate until set.  Cut into pieces.  Makes approx. 2 lbs.

Source:   A former co-worker

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