Introduction: Simple Microwave Fudge
My name is Maverick12 and I'm a choco-holic. I love chocolate. Every single dessert I think I've ever made has been chocolate. I started making this fudge in college because it was quick and easy. I could whip it up and while it was cooling do my homework. And the best part was there was always fudge waiting for me when I was done.
So please, make this fudge, grab a glass of milk, and enjoy!
Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies
This simple fudge is made with minimal ingredients easily found in the baking section.
From the grocery store:
(1) 24oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
(1) 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
From your cabinets:
Wax Paper or Aluminum Foil
-I've found that a vegetable steamer works even better than a glass bowl. If you have it, I recommend using that with a lid.
-Use ONLY semi-sweet chocolate chips. This fudge recipe turns out very very rich. You can use unsweetened. I've never tried it, but I like the richness of the fudge.
-I've used aluminum foil in the past instead of wax paper. Really, it's your preference.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients in Bowl, Microwave
Using the glass bowl, mix the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk. Do NOT add the vanilla yet. That will be a for a later time. After mixing well, place in the microwave for 2 minutes. No more, otherwise the chocolate may burn.
Step 3: While It's Microwaving
While the chocolate is melting, prepare the 8x8 pan. In this case I'm using wax paper. I've also found aluminum foil works well. Pull enough paper out to cover the length and sides of the pan.
Step 4: Stir and Microwave, Again
Once the 2 minutes are up. Pull the glass bowl and the chocolate chip mixture out of the microwave. Stir thoroughly. The mixture will turn all yummy goodness. Then, add the vanilla extract and mix.
Microwave again for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Pour and Set
Pull the warm fudge out of the microwave. Stir very well. Then spoon into the wax paper covered 8x8 pan. Using your spoon, push the fudge out to the edges. Make the fudge even all the way around. Then place the fudge in the fridge. Allow the fudge to cool for approximately two hours. In the meantime, have some fun. Watch some tv. Eat some of the leftovers out of the bowl. There is nothing better than warm yummy fudge.
Step 6: Almost Ready to Eat!
After approximately two hours in the fridge the fudge should set. Now you can cut it up and eat it!
I heat my knife under hot water to cut pieces. You can also allow it to sit out for a short time before cutting it. I recommend storing it in the fridge, especially on hot summer days. It's best to keep it covered. Once the edges are cut, they begin to dry out.
Enjoy! And Happy Munching!