I use a makeshift double boiler, but it isn't really necessary because you melt the chocolate with the condensed milk. I just like it to make sure nothing burns and because I usually make multiple types of fudge and then I can just change bowls.
With this recipe, you can make almost any kind of fudge (well, at least any flavor that they make "chips" of - chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, mint...). Just substitute in the same amount of other-chips for the chocolate chips. Note - the white chocolate didn't set as well as the others, but it was still good.
Step 1: Ingredients
3 cups of chocolate chips (or any combo of chips)
- 1 cup peanut butter chips with 2 cups chocolate chips is my favorite!
One 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- Make sure you don't get evaporated milk, they look very similar in the store
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup walnut pieces (optional)
- butter or pan spray for the pan if you don't use foil
8x8 square pan
- I'm using a larger one because I made a double batch
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Foil for lining the pan (optional)
Double boiler setup
- You could also just use a saucepan as I already noted
- If you have a double boiler, use it! I'm jealous ;)
- I used to have the perfect bowls that would sit in my saucepans. These bowls don't.
- I tried to use the larger saucepan with a strainer in it, then bowls (bowls are so that I can change between flavors without doing dishes!). The strainer started to melt a little (oops!) so I had to stop that.
- I wound up with a pan inside a pan. This is your best bet if you don't have a double boiler.