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Catholic Recipe: Quickie Fudge


  • 2 packages (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Details

  • Yield: 1-1/4 pounds
  • Prep Time: 1 day, 1 hour
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 6+
  • Origin:

Fudge is one of those traditional Christmas goodies that makes a welcome gift. Here is a easier version, but it requires chilling overnight.


Melt semisweet chocolate over hot (not boiling) water. Remove from heat; stir in milk and vanilla. Mix well. Turn into buttered pan or shape as desired. Let stand several hours or overnight. Makes about 1-1/4 pounds.

Chocolate Nut Squares: Turn mixture into an 8-inch pan. Cut into squares. If desired, press whole almond or pecan or walnut half in each square.

Pralines: Cool mixture thoroughly. Measure 1 standard tablespoon of mixture. Place on piece of wax paper. Use another piece of wax paper to place on top of pralines. Press with bottom of a water glass to make a 2-inch circle. Press pecans in centers of pralines.

Peanut or Coconut Balls: Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; then roll in chopped peanuts or coconut.

Chocolate Nut Roll: Add 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts to mixture. Divide mixture in half. Make 2 rolls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Lightly press roll into additional chopped nuts, covering surface. Cut into 16 slices.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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