Screening: The Addams Family, 1991
Supplies: microwave microwave safe bowl 8in square pan buttered or lined w/parchment paper measuring cups/spoons Ingredients: butter for pan if buttering 1 (12oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1/8 c rum (or amaretto, coffee liqueur) 3/4 c walnuts (halves and pieces)
line square pan with parchment paper. pour chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in microwave safe bowl. measure out rum and walnuts.
microwave chips and milk on high for 1 min 30 sec, remove and stir. put back in and microwave for 1 min 30 sec more. even though for me the chips and milk combined and mixed into a smooth consistency i put it back in for a second heating hoping that would help the fudge firm up. mix in the rum until combined. mix in nuts.
pour mixture into buttered or parchment lined pan, again make sure when you are pouring that the mixture doesn’t flow over the parchment lining, easy to prevent so long as you are monitoring. let cool – at room temp! – for at least an hour. apparently putting fudge to cool in the fridge produces a grainy consistency so plan accordingly if you are making the fudge last minute for an event/gift.
(attempt to) cut into squares. serve with white chocolate fudge failure #1 topping.
- the fudge STILL takes longer to harden and is softer than i had anticipated. honestly it doesn’t hold up well enough to cut and serve in a social setting because the heat from your hands warms up the chocolate and it starts to melt over everything.
- i haven’t given up on fudge yet, i will master this beast.
Review: people seem to love fudge and this is a really sweet boozy nutty version which i think will be an appreciative addition to an office party setting – IF it actually held up. because it really still seems too soft for me to even feel right about touting it as fudge, i have a feeling i will be putting this batch into a jar and calling ‘topping’ as i did with the white chocolate attempt.