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.
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.