Christmas fudge review

Easy and delicious fudge recipe to make during the holidays

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After waiting two hours cool, junior Lauren Devereux cuts into the Christmas fudge. “I really liked it and was surprised by how well it turned out, especially because she has never tried anything like that before,” Devereux’s mother Jeanne Schleede said. The family enjoyed it and planned to make it again for the holidays.

Lauren Devereux, Staff Writer

When recipes consist of more than a few ingredients they may look intimidating, but this Christmas fudge recipe turned out the opposite. 

As a relatively inexperienced baker, the easy-to-follow directions and minimal, simple steps made this recipe quick to make. The directions are straight to the point allowing more time baking than reading. 

It took about ten minutes to measure the ingredients and add them to a medium saucepan. It took an additional ten minutes to stir the mixture completely until smooth. The worst part, the two hours to set in the fridge, made up a majority of the total time. 

Cutting the fudge caused a slight inconvenience due to its soft texture. However, the Christmas fudge turned out better than expected. The rich, chocolate taste and delicious, appealing sprinkles compensated for the time it took to cool. 

Although it’s yet to be tested, different types of chocolate chips may be substituted to preferences, like dark chocolate or white chocolate chips. Instead of sprinkles, broken peppermint candy canes make a holly decoration. It’s optional to add even more of a holiday feel by using Christmas-themed cookie cutters to shape the fudge into cute, cheerful treats. 

Mistakes sometimes happen to even the best bakers, especially when trying something new. A beginner’s mistake of poor ingredient planning was not having enough chocolate chips and putting too much cooking spray down; however, even with the minor mistakes the taste didn’t budge. Planning properly makes for an easier cooking process and is the best option for making this recipe in the future.

All in all, the easy and delicious recipe to make is recommended to anyone wanting to spruce up their holiday and try something new. 

This recipe wraps up a score of 5/5 presents. 

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Set time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Cooking spray

2 3/4 c.  chocolate chips (milk, dark or white chocolate chips)

1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

2 tbsp. heavy cream

4 tbsp. butter

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

3 tbsp. Christmas sprinkles

Directions

  1. Line an 8”-x-8” baking pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, condensed milk, butter, cream, vanilla and salt together. Stir (about eight minutes) until smooth then pour into prepared pan. 
  3. Top with sprinkles and refrigerate until set, two hours. Cut into squares to serve.

Recipe by Makinze Gore from Delish.com