For someone who doesn't really like or crave sweets and doesn't like chocolate hardly at all, my family and friends are surprised by one of the sweets I do like. Fudge. My husband just shakes his head and comments that for someone who doesn't like sugar, how can I like one of the most sugary candies there is!?
I don't know. But I do like vanilla fudge, peanut butter fudge, maple pecan fudge, cake batter fudge, marshmallow fudge.... I rarely eat it and never buy it, but I drool over it on vacation when we walk past the fudge shops!
This weekend we were at Bass Pro Shop and visited the old general store in the back of the building. I saw the array of fudge and wanted to purchase some, but I'm cheap. I never buy fudge. I just can't justify paying those prices! So, this week I made fudge. Three batches... because the humidity and rain was playing havoc with it and making it difficult! When you are making the old fashioned fudge that involves cooking cream and sugar on the stove to soft ball stage, it can be persnickity.
When you want simple, never fail fudge, you make the kind like this one below; with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk!
White Funfetti Fudge
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 pkgs. (about 3 1/2 cups) white chocolate chips
3 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
1/4 c colored sprinkles or the sprinkle package from a Funfetti frosting can
Lightly spray/grease or line an 8X8" pan with foil or parchment. Microwave the sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate chips for about 2 minutes until the chips are melted, but do not over cook or they will seize and get hard. Add vanilla and almond and stir until completely smooth and melted. Just before pouring into your pan add 3/4 of the sprinkles to the fudge. Don't stir very much or they will melt. Barely stir them and quickly pour into the pan. Sprinkle the remaining on top. Let set to harden (or do it more quickly by placing the pan in the refrigerator). Cut into 1 inch pieces.