How about some chocolate fudge on your cookie trays this year? You have to have some chocolate around the holiday season and what better way than with homemade fudge. Quick and easy to make which is perfect during the last hectic weeks of Christmas.
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Recipe by Anne Thornton from Food Network
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup chopped nuts, optional, (recommended: toasted, salted walnuts)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a heavy bottom saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and the salt. Remove from the heat, stir in the nuts, if using, and the vanilla. Spread evenly into a foil-lined 8 or 9-inch square pan. Chill for 3 hours, or until firm. Remove the fudge from the pan and place onto a cutting board. Remove the foil from the bottom of the fudge and cut into squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator or freezer.
Note: I used chopped walnuts but did not toast them. I stored my fudge in the refrigerator. I recommend eating the fudge at room temperature.