Simple Homemade Fudge Recipe

With just five ingredients and five steps, this decadent fudge is a snap to make – and so irresistible that friends and family will gobble it up.
Simple Homemade Fudge Holiday Gift

Simple Homemade Fudge Holiday Gift

With just 5 ingredients and 5 steps, this decadent fudge is a snap to make — and so irresistible that friends and family will ask for more.

By: Gaby Dalkin
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This homemade fudge recipe is so simple with only five ingredients and five steps. Make several batches then package it up with cute ribbons and bows as an impressive homemade gift for friends and family.

Ingredients

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Directions

1. Line a square 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Over low heat, in a medium sized pot, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and salt, and stir with a wooden spoon until chips are melted.
3. Remove from heat and add the vanillas. (If you don’t have vanilla paste, just double up on the vanilla extract.)
4. Pour into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 4 hours until firm.
5. Serve as needed.

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