It does not get easier than this, folks:
1.5 packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat the chips in a sauce pan on medium heat; as they begin to melt, add condensed milk and mix well. Once fully melted, remove from heat and add about a cap full of vanilla. Mix well. Then spread fudge onto a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Shape into a large square and let harden in fridge for about half an hour.
OR...before spreading fudge onto pan, add some other good stuff to it like walnuts, marshmallows and big Heath bar chunks. A-freaking-mazing! For my next batch, I plan to make the basic fudge recipe with Andes peppermint pieces sprinkled on top.
Thank you to my co-worker Dee Dee who rocked my world when she introduced me to this recipe. For minimal ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep work, you get a delicious treat. So wrap it up in pretty cellophane, pop a bow on top and take it to your next holiday party for some serious bragging rights. BOOM DONE!