Monday, September 24, 2012

Fudge-making virgin no more!

I have officially delved into the world of fudge-making. I have always avoided it because I thought it would be difficult. I found a recipe on Pinterest for Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge from a like-minded blogger. She was nervous about making fudge, too, but realized it's a lot easier than you would like.

Here's the recipe:
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (if you like cinnamon, but don't want a huge cinnamon taste, I would go with 1 t. Or you can leave it out completely)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lb (about 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, at room temp

Butter an 8x8 dish. Line with parchment paper (or don't and be like me...although this makes it more difficult to get the fudge out)

In a glass or stainless steel bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract.  Stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and butter. Put the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water and stir until chocolate is melted and there is a smooth consistency. This can take about 6-8 minutes. You can add nuts at this point, if you like nutty fudge. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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