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Kids Can Cook: Easy Chocolate Fudge

Kids Can Cook: Easy Chocolate Fudge

Cooking fudge is a snap with this no-fail microwave recipe and your help.

What You Need

1 pkg. (8 squares) Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Step By Step

Easy Chocolate Fudge - Step 1
1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.
Easy Chocolate Fudge - Step 2
2. Microwave chocolate and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 2 min.
Easy Chocolate Fudge - Step 3
3. Stir until chocolate is melted, using pot holders on hot bowl. Blend in vanilla. Stir in extra ingredient, if using.
Easy Chocolate Fudge - Step 4
4. Spread fudge into prepared pan. With adult help, top hot fudge with 25 cookies, peanuts or marshmallows arranged in 5 rows of 5 each, if desired. Refrigerate 2 hours or until fudge is firm.
Easy Chocolate Fudge - Step 5
5. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan. Cut into squares, using the 5 rows of 5 toppers as a guide.

Cookie fudge: Measure 1 1⁄2 cups (about 37) mini vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. Reserve 25 cookies for topping. Cut remaining cookies in half. Prepare fudge as directed, adding halved cookies with vanilla.

Peanut fudge: Measure 1 cup Planters Cocktail Peanuts. Reserve 25 peanuts for topping. Prepare fudge as directed, adding remaining peanuts with vanilla.

Marshmallow fudge: Measure 2 cups Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows. Reserve 25 marshmallows for topping. Prepare fudge as directed, adding remaining marshmallows with vanilla.

Peanut butter fudge: Prepare fudge as directed, immediately dropping 1⁄2 cup peanut butter by teaspoonfuls over fudge after spreading into prepared pan. Cut through peanut butter with knife several times for marble effect.

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