Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Fudge

by Maris Callahan on December 13, 2010

homemade fudge

If you can't stand the crowds at the malls and want to save the money you'd spend on shipping gifts ordered online on other things (like Friday night cocktails or a pre-holiday pedicure) then the kitchen is really your last option. For those of you who like to cook and bake, this is a good thing. For those of you who "eat to live," rather than "live to eat" I have got you covered.

I'll never understand you. But I've got you covered.

I know that your blood sugar is probably increasing rapidly just from reading this blog lately and I swear, I am eating things besides chocolate, butter and sugar (and a combination of the three). But what I am also doing is baking holiday treats to share with friends and family.

Homemade fudge is a simple gift to make and give – it doesn't require oven time and only calls for a few ingredients. It's also rich, so a little goes a long way.

homemade fudge

Homemade Fudge
Makes 24 pieces

What You Need:

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Line a square 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Over low heat, in a medium sized pot, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and salt, stir with a wooden spoon until chips are melted.

Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Pour into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight, until firm.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria December 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Great gift for the holidays!


Daryl December 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Wo! Easy and I lone recipes with so few ingredients


Valerie December 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

What a great gift for the holidays. I’m always trying to rack my brain trying to figure out what to get for friends and/or family for Christmas. I just never think about giving goodies like Fudge. I’ll have to remember that if I can’t come up with any other gift ideas.


Joanne December 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

This sounds like a holiday miracle! Partly because I have all these ingredients already and partly because it looks so delicious!


Ellisha Caplan December 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm

i’m going to try this with fat-free sweetened condensed milk and see what comes of it! (you think it will come out the same?)


Amanda December 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Wow! That sounds easy and delicious.


Kate December 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I wanted to add a little salt and crunch to the fudge, so I sprinkled homemade salted toffee on top. It looks/smells/tastes divine!


meri - December 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm

just made this with my son! we loved it. we added some peanut butter chips and salt on top! delicious!


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