Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick and Easy Fudge from Scratch

No special ingredients needed here to make this wonderful fudge from scratch. No waiting for the mixture to cook, then cool, etc, etc. With the holiday season upon us, this is the quickest "from scratch fudge" I've ever come across. If you're interested in saving time, but serving up a great batch of fudge, try this out. It's definitely a winner!

You'll never guess where it came from...our local newspaper and it was submitted by Carla Maddox. (Giving credit where credit is due!)

Easy Microwave Fudge (Oh yes, it does take a microwave - apologies to all of you who are down on microwaves. I don't use them much either, but they are handy at times.)

4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup baking cocoa (powdered form)
1/4 lb of butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup of milk
1 Tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (or less)

Line an 8x8 baking pan with either waxed paper or plastic wrap. Blend sugar and cocoa in a 2 qt. glass mixing bowl and add milk and butter. Cook on High 1 minute and 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and beat by hand until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts and stir until blended. Pour fudge into the lined pan. Refrigerate until firm. To serve, run knife along edge of baking dish. Turn upside down on plate. Remove waxed paper or plastic wrap. Place fudge right side up on cutting board and cut as desired. Enjoy or wrap and give as a very special homemade "from scratch" gift.

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