I love chocolate, but, I am quite picky about my chocolate. So, on those days when I am craving fudge, but don't want to make it and am nowhere near any candy shops, I have a two ingredient recipe that takes about 1 minute to cook and about 30 minutes to set up. It is a softer fudge that hardens as is sets. Here it is:
1 bag chocolate chips (I prefer to use Hershey Special Dark chips, but have used no names, and Nestle as well)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk.
Pour the milk into a microwavable bowl and add in the chocolate chips. Put in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If the chips aren't all melted, return to the microwave for 10-20 seconds more and stir again. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan (I use a glass pan liberally sprayed with cooking spray- you can also coat it with butter). Let it set. After about 20-30 minutes it should be ready to cut and eat. It will be soft but not runny--kind of firmer than spoon fudge--not fully hardening for a day or so. If you find that the bottom is too soft, you can use a spatula to remove it from the pan and turn it upside down to dry.
One day, I went to make the fudge and grabbed a bag of butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. I added chocolate chips to the mix and ended up with a toffee flavored fudge.
To make this fudge, follow the recipe above, but substitute 1/2 bag butterscotch chips and 3/4-1 bag chocolate chips. (I find I need more chocolate to allow the fudge to set up, otherwise you get spoon fudge-- which is just as yummy!)
What is your favorite fudge recipe? Share it in the comments!