Melt and pour fudge has been in my recipe arsenal from the inception of my recipe arsenal.Years ago I clipped this recipe from a teen magazine, probably next to a page highlighting Taylor Hanson…likely the reason I picked up the mag in the first place. This is the easiest most fool-proof fudge recipe ever and delivers mouthwatering creamy chocolate results every time. Melt and pour fudge has been my favorite fudge recipe for more than 12 years, so it’s high time I share it with you.
- 2 T. butter, divided
- 3 c. chocolate chips (I like to combine milk and semi-sweet)
- 1 -12 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- pinch salt
Melt 1 T. butter over low heat in a saucepan. Add chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salt. Stir constantly until everything is melted. Stir in vanilla.
Use remaining butter to grease a 9x12" baking dish and use a spatula to pour all the fudge into the dish. Spread evenly. If desired, top with nuts, coconut, mini chocolate pieces or cookie crumbs and cover with cellophane or aluminum foil. Refrigerate 2 hours before slicing into 24 bite-sized pieces.
I’ve always been a fudge lover, and a bit of a snob about it too, if we’re being honest. Grainy fudge, nutty fudge, and fudge of unusual flavor combos don’t interest me much. I love mine in pure, unadulterated chocolate form. Of course, a sprinkling of M&Ms never hurt anything either. Take this fudge to your next New Year’s party and your friends will love you even more. Just be sure to stash a few pieces of fudge at home for yourself, because this candy goes fast!
Enjoy your chocolate fix!