Five Minute Fudge

Sadly, it seems fudge has been relegated to a gift item around Christmas or when visiting Pigeon Forge (if you haven't been, you should tooootally go). Why? Probably because when I ask people for their fudge recipe, it involves a double boiler and a million hours of waiting for sugar to crystallize.

Now, I love fudge, but I'm not trying to stand in front of my stove for eons. Nor am I trying to scorch sugar. Ain't NOBODY got time for that. 

Still, fudge is one of my favorite confections. Like, all time top ten. When I was faced with making a sweet treat for our Sidewalk Sale this past week, fudge immediately sprang to mind. Delicious. Portable. Done. ... But how could I make fudge as simple as it looks? I got to thinking, opened up our cabinets at Eggshells, and saw what we had on hand. .... AND A MIRACLE RECIPE WAS BORN. 

Okay, maybe miracle is a strong word, but I can promise you that this fudge is as easy as it sounds. If you've got ten minutes, a microwave, some butter, and chocolate chips... you've got this fudge. The best part? You can add whatever delicious bits you want. Nuts, candy... the sky's the limit.


Me? I decided to add buttery, crunchy bits of Arkansas-made Lambrecht Gourmet Southern Pecan Toffee. It took an already incredible piece of fudge and brought it to the next level. 

You're welcome, world.

 

You'll need: 
  • 2 11 ounce bags of chocolate morsels (I used one bag of milk chocolate morsels & one bag of semi-sweet, but it's truly up to you)
  • 6 - 7 tablespoons of butter
  • one can of sweetened condensed milk
  • whatever mix-ins fit your fancy! (I used Lambrecht Gourmet Southern Pecan Toffee)
  • a pan for cooling your fudge (I used a 9x9 cake pan)

LOOK AT ALL THESE COMPLICATED INGREDIENTS I USED. Oh wait.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Take your chocolate chips, butter, & condensed milk and combine in a microwave-safe bowl. 
  2.  Microwave for 3 minutes. 
  3. Stir. If not completely melted, add 2 more minutes. (This takes a little eyeballing--just keep an eye on it!) Depending on your microwave, you may need to add a little more time after this. Just ensure your mixture is entirely melted!
  4. Put your toffee (or other mixings that need crushing) into a plastic freezer bag. Beat/roll until desired size is achieved. 
  5. Stir mixings into melted mixture.
  6. Pour combined fudge mixture into pan for cooling.
  7. Refrigerate until hardened.
  8. Serve in small pieces.

That's it. No joke. The result is a perfectly-rich dessert perfect for serving at your next get-together. Yum, y'all!

What would you add to your fudge? Let me know in a comment!

Always Arkansassy,

Georgeanne

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