Easy & Delicious Christmas Fudge | SHIFTING ROOTS

Easy & Delicious Christmas Fudge

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Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring my readers best-loved Christmas recipes.  Today’s contributor is Andrea Johnson and her recipe is a winner!  I’ve made a lot of fudge over the years and never been happy with the recipes I’ve tried.  Some have been too cake-like and others too runny, but hers is perfect.  It freezes well and would make the perfect gift to butter up your next-door neighbours.  Not that ours need it, but we do have a super-slammy front door…

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No Fail Christmas Fudge

You will need:
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 can Eagles Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk or homemade recipe (which I used)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • Optional toppings/decorations
    • 1/2 c nuts (stir in, or crush and sprinkle on top)
    • Mini marshmallows
    • White Chocolate chips to melt and drizzle for decoration
    • Coconut flakes

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Instructions:

Melt chocolate in a bowl over a water bath. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, salt, and vanilla. Combine until smooth.

Add any additional optional ingredients you want IN the fudge (nuts, marshmallows). Pour & spread evenly into an 8×8 pan lined with wax or parchment paper. This is a great time to add optional toppers.

Refrigerate 2 hours, or until set, and then remove from pan & paper and cover tightly with plastic wrap to avoid it drying out. If cutting into several pieces at once (& sometimes mini cookie cutters are nice for this), set it out on the counter for 20 minutes or so to soften enough for neater, easier cuts.

Andrea adds, “broken bits taste good too, and the cook needs some payment! That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!”

 

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Andrea says, “This recipe is so easy, and definitely evokes the “ah, the Christmas season is here” feeling in me! My mom started making it when I was about 10 and I make it every year now too. It’s lovely added to a tray of assorted Christmas baking, is gluten free, and a nicely cut chunk wrapped with a bow makes a great teacher gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a lovely treat to add alongside a cup of coffee or tea. It even freezes well! Mm, can’t wait to make some!”

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I really love this recipe and plan to make a few variations to give to my neighbours and Dominic’s teachers.  It’s so fast that you can have it done within 15 minutes (not counting fridge time).  I highly recommend putting parchment paper in your pan.  When I’ve made other fudge recipes, I’ve just greased the pan and it ended up being a huge mess.

Andrea’s homemade condensed sweetened milk recipe is very economical and worked really well.  She cautions that it can be a bit grainy if you don’t blend it well enough.  If your blender isn’t good quality, I would try putting in boiling water to dissolve the sugar.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 2/3 c white sugar
  • 1/3 c water
  • 1/4 c butter

Combine in blender until extremely smooth

What recipe says “Christmas” to you?  It’s not too late to be featured on the blog if you’d like to share.  Feel free to pin this to your recipe boards so you can make it this Christmas!

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I've tried A LOT of fudge recipes over the years and none of them have really delivered. This recipe is easy, turns out perfect every time, freezes well, and is perfect for giving over the Christmas season. It's the perfect homemade gift for teachers, neighbours, and friends. #christmasbaking #lastmintuegift #homemadechristmasgift #homemade #nofailfudge #fudgerecipe

Want more Christmas baking ideas?  My readers recommend Kid-friendly Snowballs, St. Lucia Day buns, and Highly-Addictive Almond Roca.

You can't go wrong with this easy, foolproof Christmas fudge!  It's a no bake version with sweetened condensed milk that tastes amazing with chocolate, white chocolate, or any add ins you want.  Make some for the perfect homemade gift! #fudge #Christmas #easy
Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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