Yesterdays’ recipe was for a really delicious, though a bit complicated dessert. Today’s recipe couldn’t be more different! This is the perfect recipe to get your kids involved – in fact with a little adult supervision M (8) was able to make this all by himself. I brought some of this fudge to a book group to test it out and the ladies gave it a thumbs up! Plus it’s chocolate – you can’t go wrong.
This is called pantry fudge because chances are good you’ll have everything in your pantry!
- 12 oz dark chocolate (we used about 15 mini Hershey Dark Chocolate bars)
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup of nuts
- Finely grated sea salt for garnish
Open all of the chocolates and place into a heavy bottom pan. Turn the heat to medium and add the butter and condensed milk. Mix until smooth.
Kids love this part – add the nuts (I used a mix of pistachios and almonds) to a ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin to smash the nuts. Don’t let them go too overboard because you’ll want some pieces left – not just powder!
Combine the chocolate with the nuts. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper (tinfoil works in a pinch) and pour out the chocolate. Smooth the top and sprinkle with sea salt. Pop into the freezer for 1 hour until the fudge is firm. Remove from the freezer and cut into small cubes. This is very rich – remember small pieces! It can then be put into a freezer tight container and pulled out anytime!
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