When I was growing up my grandma would make the most amazing fudge. We only had it at Christmas so it was a big treat. I now make the fudge to take to Christmas, I have to admit its made with love but its Easy Fudge. As I was cutting up the fudge this morning for pictures, I remembered a funny story. Well funny if you have a sibling that you like to tease.
I'm the youngest of 6 kids. There is a large gap between me and my oldest sister. She was starting college when I was starting kindergarten. She was in college and had to get her wisdom teeth out over Christmas break. I am sure it was very logical because she was home and had the time off from school. However it also meant that she would miss out on a lot of the Christmas treats including Grandma's fudge.
We were suppose to eat the fudge in the kitchen, so that she wouldn't feel bad. Well a younger sister (who shall remain nameless) did decide it would be fun to eat some in front of her, and maybe do a fudge dance. Fudge dance? No explanation needed.. I am sure you can picture it.
I believe that in the end my sister had a piece of fudge and sucked on it till it melted in her mouth and she spit out the nuts. Some things like fudge at Christmas can not be missed. Now my mom is the one who is not a big fan of nuts. So I make fudge for everyone. Half of my batch has nuts and the other half does not.
This week and next will be a little different, no major themes. I will be just sharing some yummy treats that I will be making for our holiday celebrations. So come back and enjoy them!
3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
1 dash of salt
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts if you want half without nuts (1 cup if you want nuts throughout)
Line a 9X9 pan with foil. Put a foil divider if you are doing the two types of fudge. Spray the foil with butter spray.
In a medium sized pan put the chocolate chips and condensed milk. Heat on medium - high heat over the stove. Stir constantly. As it starts to melt add the dash of salt.
When the chips are almost completely melted and start to thicken remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Mix the vanilla in. If you are doing half and half pour half of the fudge into the foil pan. Then add the nuts to remaining fudge in the saucepan. When the nuts are mixed in add the remaining fudge to the pan.
Let sit in the fridge until it sets, it will be about 2 hours. Remove from the fridge and let it sit out for 30 minutes or so, then cut into small pieces. You can cut right after removing from the fridge it will just be a little tougher.
Eat and Enjoy!
This recipe is originally from the Eagle Brand website.
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