But last week was a tough week for Thatboy. He's FINALLY understanding what "work" is and why his wife is always exhausted. On the plus side, that means he's been especially kind, sympathetic, and caring. And when he gets like that, I like to give him a little pick me up.
I've never made fudge before, but I knew it froze well, which meant I could keep some of it in the freezer for another pick me up later (and since Thatboy STILL hasn't figured out how to open the refrigerator in search of food, I knew it would be safe.)
I grew up a few hours from Hershey Park which was, for a time, a yearly trip for us. Sad but true, one of the best parts of the park is the Chocolate tour, where you follow the bean from the ground to the store. You go through a warmer, the air smells like chocolate, and in the end, you're given a little bar of chocolate! Yum! So when making a new chocolate dish, I usually turn first to Hershey.
Hershey has a GREAT fudge for first timers. I can't believe how easy it is to make. In fact, when I brought some in for Tats to bring home, she thought the recipe was something that would be great to make with her son.
And you should see those puppy eyes light up when his simple question is met with "Oh, I made you some fudge." Priceless.
Foolproof Fudge (from Hersheys)3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
|1. Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.|
|2. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt in heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread evenly in prepared pan.|
|3. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan; place on cutting board. Peel off foil; cut into squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature.|