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Sunday, December 21, 2008

On the ninth day of Christmas, tradition gave to me:
Nine batches of yummy fudge

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.

16 comments :

  1. That sounds yummy! I think the mint combo sounds really good, but I am a mint and chocolate freak!

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  2. Wow. That sounds super easy. I've always been afraid to do fudge because it sounds so involved, but I think I could do this!

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  3. Wish me luck! I hope 5 minutes doesn't turn into 5 hours! I love fudge.

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  4. Sounds delicious and easy! My kind of recipe.

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  5. In light of the fact that I have a huge variety of cookie baking plans still ahead of me, this is sounding better and better every second!

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  6. I needed a easy fudge recipe TY

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  7. That does sound easy, peasy. I usually stay away from fudge making but I may have to try this one.

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  8. Butterscotch...THAT was the flavor! Thank you! Yum!

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  9. Mmmm. That does sound yummy. It is nice to have something that doesn't take too much time or you will be baking forever.

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  10. I tried this last year. WAY easy and yummy!

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  11. I've heard of this mysterious five minute fudge before. this year my friend told me she found out how to make caramels in the microwave! What's happened to the standing, stirring, sweating, back breaking ways of Christmas? Now we can just enjoy the Holidays? Sounds too easy!

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  12. Thank Rachael Ray for that one, I saw it and tried it and now we are hooked!! Thank you for this post!

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  13. Looks good, thanks for the recipe!

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  14. Sounds great, but my husband is a chocolate snob and will only eat 80% cocoa dark chocolate. But who says I have to share?

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  15. I was looking for a quick yummy desert to try this year and now I've found it. Thanks Lara!

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