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Simple Chocolate Fudge Recipe

No Christmas dessert plate is complete without a Simple Chocolate Fudge recipe! You'll love how easy this is to make! It tastes like you spent hours!
Author: Stacy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans

Instructions

  • To make, melt the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together using double boiler method on very low heat. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a smaller pot sitting down inside of a larger pot with water in it to safely melt too.
  • Stir continuously until the chocolate melts and mixture becomes smooth and glossy and has reached soft ball stage. If you're using a candy thermometer, this is 238 degrees F.
  • Add the vanilla and pecans if desired then stir constantly until you're back at soft ball stage.
  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper then pour the fudge mixture into baking dish and smooth out using a rubber spatula
  • Cool completely and cut into squares.

Notes

The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it the way you want. You can use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, regular vanilla extract or for a "kick" use Mexican vanilla and the pecans can be substituted with peanuts, walnuts, or almonds or left out entirely if you prefer to instead.