Since Lynda started it, I had to add another chocolate recipe to the mix today. After all, what are the holidays without lots of sweets?
This recipe is my all time favorite because it’s so fast and easy. For quick gift ideas, I’ve filled up candy dishes, fancy boxes and even painted flower pots with homemade fudge and gotten raves about it!
1 14oz. Can of sweetened, condensed milk
3 6oz. Packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips [also works with flavored chips and white chocolate chips too!]
½ cup butter
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 cups pecan or walnut halves [optional]
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
Place chips in a large microwave safe bowl. In a separate bowl, melt butter in the microwave [about 1-2 minutes on high]. Pour over chips and add sweetened condensed milk. Stir well. Chips will begin to melt. When blended, place in microwave for one minute. Stir again. Repeat just until chocolate is melted, using one-minute intervals only.
Add vanilla and nuts and stir well.
Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with wax paper and store in refrigerator for several hours to harden.