I've tried a few of the recipes and cooking shortcuts that I've found on Pintrest, and I usually fail miserably. I decided to try one more time... and I found something that worked! Yay!
Fudge is one of my favorite holiday treats, so when I saw the microwave shortcut to making fudge I had to try it.
Here's the recipe:
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14-oz can condensed milk
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Prepare an 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter. Microwave in one-minute increments until melted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir to ensure all the chocolate is melted, then add the vanilla and salt. Stir until the candy is smooth and well-mixed. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Place the fudge in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours. Once set, cut into 1-inch squares and serve at room temperature. Store excess fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I actually found the video first, watch it here > How to make microwave fudge
In the comments on the video, someone shared how they use a similar procedure to make Peanut Butter Fudge (which is Mr. Peterson's favorite!!). I used white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of peanut butter im place of the chocolate chips & butter. It wasn't perfect, but I think with a few tweaks I'll be able to come up with something really good. The best part, I get to eat all my test batches!
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I'm really a bit ashamed of myself for not knowing about this sooner. I use Amazon for all kinds of shopping, from gifts to stuff for my daughter at college. All this time, I could've been helping a charity of my choice! Fixing that now. Here's the info about 'Smile':
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