I don't get into holiday baking as much as many people do, but one recipe I usually make is "Lazy Woman's Fudge." Seriously - this has to be the easiest fudge recipe out there.
A number of years ago, I found the recipe for "Lazy Woman's Fudge" on Food.com and was instantly sold. Two ingredients, and probably less than 30 minutes start to finish. No digging for the candy thermometer, no waiting for the "soft ball" stage. And because I use mini muffin tins, no messing with sticky knives or cutting into squares. Basically foolproof fudge.
I usually make two batches - one milk chocolate frosting with milk chocolate/peanut butter chips, and one milk chocolate frosting with cinnamon chips (kind of a "Mexican fudge" flavor). I have also done milk chocolate frosting with mint chips, and recently heard of someone using lemon frosting with white chocolate chips - interesting!
Lazy Woman's Fudge
Makes 32-36 fudge pieces
- 1 (12 ounce) package baking chips, any flavor
- 1 (16 ounce) can frosting, any flavor
- Line 2-3 mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners.
- Put baking chips and contents of can of frosting into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat on high for 1 minute,
- Stir until chips are melted and fudge "batter" is smooth. I use a silicone spatula to stir and smash the chips.
- Spoon fudge into into lined tins, about 1T per cup.
- Chill until firm.
While the fudge is setting, I wash out the frosting container, then wrap it in scrapbook paper from my stash, then use my punches with more stash paper to make a label. It makes a cute little container to give yummy fudgy gifts - it makes a great neighbor, co-worker, or teacher gift!