For me, Fudge is a food only to be consumed during the Holiday Season. I don't know why, but its just the way it has always been. My grandmother used to make this fudge and bring it to our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. And when I was old enough to help, my mother taught me to make this as well.
It is a simple fudge, and easy to make. I know there are more complicated recipes out there, ones that require the use of thermometers and a vast assortment of ingredients. But with all the other hustle and bustle that goes on at this time of year, do you really need to add any more stress? That is why I like this recipe. It is simple, and it turns out perfectly every time.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
9 cups chocolate chips (this is almost 2 whole bags. I usually use half milk and half semi-sweet)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Line a 9x9 pan with waxed paper.
In a double broiler or a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and condensed milk together.
Stir constantly so the chocolate does not burn!!
As soon as the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and nuts.
Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top down.
Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least two hours, until set.
Remove the wax paper from the pan and place the fudge on the counter, where you can cut it into bite sized pieces.
Store the fudge in the refrigerator, covered, until you have eaten it all! :)