I made this fudge for the first time last year, and I think I finally found my traditional give to the neighbors treat. Since I like to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, the search for the traditional treat hasn't been an easy task for me.
There was that one year I made what seemed like fifty million batches of different kinds of cookies and wondered what on earth I was doing after two days of non-stop cooking. I've tried caramel popcorn, peppermint brittle, and a few other things. One year, I dispensed with the treat making altogether and gave everyone a candle.
Then my mom gave me this recipe for 5 minute fudge last year. Yes. I said FIVE minutes. It's not a lie, either.
Here's the recipe:
1 Can Sweetened Condensed milk
1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Cup Butterscotch chips
1 Tsp Vanilla
Then you can add nuts or currants or even marshmallows to it if you want.
Put it all together and melt on the stovetop, stirring constantly. Spray a square baking dish and pour it in and stick it in the fridge until it sets up. I prefer leaving it in overnight, just because then it's nice and firm.
It's easy and it's super yummy, too!
Last year I experimented with all different kinds of chocolate chip mixtures (peanut butter, milk chocolate, butterscotch, mint) but I decided I like the butterscotch/semi-sweet mixture the best. Personally. But you can try it with whatever kind you like.
And now I need to go make a few more batches.