Archive for December 18th, 2010

Easy Chocolate Pecan Fudge

It is Christmas season and that means celebrating Jesus Christ’s birthday around here with food and family.  I love all of the homemade candy that gets made around the holiday, especially fudge.  For some reason, I have never found a recipe that ended with a batch of smooth, creamy, rich fudge.  Mine has always either been gritty or does not set up and I have fudge soup. 

I was searching the internet a little while ago and found this recipe for easy chocolate fudge.  Yeah, right!  I’ll just see about that.  I even made it more of a challenge by making it on a rainy day.  Did you know that the higher the humidity, the more difficult it is for candy to harden?  Try making divinity on a rainy day and see what I mean.  Well, on second thought, don’t.  You will just be wasting your ingredients; just take my word for it instead.  I learned the hard way!  By the way, I found this recipe at www.verybestbaking.com.  The only change I made was to use pecans instead of walnuts.

This recipe lived up to its names.  It is easy and turned out great!

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 cup chopped & toasted pecans

1 tsp vanilla extract


Line a 8 or 9 inch square baking dish with foil and set aside.  Combine chocolate chips & milk in a heavy saucepan.  Warm over low to low-medium heat, stirring until smooth.  Remove from heat and nuts and vanilla.



Spread evenly into the foil-lined pan.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.  Lift the fudge out of the pan and peel off the foil.  Cut into 48 pieces and enjoy!  Come back next week for a great peanut butter fudge recipe!

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