Make delicious homemade fudge with kids by using this simple and easy fudge recipe. Before the holiday season rush, take a moment and make decadent homemade Christmas fudge with the family. This simple recipe can be made in a hour but will create a wonderful memory for the children.
Cooking Hints and Tips for Parents and Kids
Cooking with kids can be a wonderful family experience. Before the mixing and blending begins be sure to go over the cooking rules of the kitchen. When making fudge it is important to inform kids not to be around a hot stove without adult supervision. Depending on the age of the child, she can help stir the fudge with guidance.
For little children, the main ingredients can be added before the pot is placed on the stove. As well, after the ingredients have melted it is very important for little hands not to touch the fudge. Once the fudge is cooled, kids can cut the fudge or rip it into chunks.
Easy Homemade Fudge
- 3 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Nuts (optional)
Slowly melt chocolate chips, condensed milk and salt over a low heat. Gently, mix the ingredients together. Once all ingredients are melted together, immediately remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract. Next, pour the fudge into a foiled line square cake pan (8″ or 9″). Let the fudge cool. Once cool, remove the fudge from the cake pan and cut into bars.
Special ingredients can be added to the Christmas Fudge for a new taste. After the vanilla extract is stirred in, add 1 cup of nuts, marshmallows, chocolate pieces. When adding ingredients that melt with heat, let the mixture cool slightly before adding, otherwise the ingredients will melt into the fudge. Experiment with the different tastes.
Christmas Fudge Gifts
Once the fudge is made, it is time to wrap and give as a Christmas present for family and friends. First, buy inexpensive decorative boxes at the dollar store. Next, line the box with waxed paper and then place the delicious fudge inside the box. Be sure to fill the box to the top. It is better to buy a smaller box and have the fudge overflowing than to give the same amount in a larger box. Next, wrap festive ribbon around the box. The final step is to give to friends and family during the holiday season.
Parents can use this simple homemade fudge recipe with kids. The fudge is made in minutes and will bring a smile to all who receive it.