Cheater’s Fudge

I mentioned Eagle brand milk in an earlier post about my Pumpkin Pie recipe. It’s also the magic ingredient that turns chocolate chips into fudge. Don’t have the time, patience or knowledge to make candy for Christmas? Try what I call “Cheater’s Fudge” and no one will ever know you didn’t make it from scratch. 😉 Unless you tell them. Which I do. A lot. 😀 This recipe made the rounds in magazines (advertisements, I think) several years ago and has been passed around ever since. You can find it on the Eagle Brand milk site. If you haven’t tried this, it’s the easiest fudge you’ll ever make. The recipe I have differs from the one on the website in only two tiny ways: I use 1 tsp vanilla extract and the recipe on the site calls for 1 1/2 tsp. Also the recipe I have mentions nuts as optional (though doesn’t give the amount). I’ve never added nuts. A bonus to doing fudge this way is that you can make “fudge” out of different types of chocolate chips. I know someone who makes this using milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Sometimes mint chocolate chips are also available. I haven’t tried this with white chocolate, peanut butter chips or butterscotch, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. If you do this with some non-standard candy chips, drop a comment and let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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