June 16th is National Fudge Day!
I know I already did a national food day already this week, but that was a special occasion
Fudge is something I normally only make once a year- at Christmas time. I’m not sure why that is. Actually, I think I do know why! With fudge, I am often satisfied after eating a small piece (it’s usually very sweet). With all other baked goods, I will gladly eat more of it (a bigger brownie, another cookie, an extra scoop of ice cream…um, yes please!). Ok, so that was a long-winded way to say: with fudge, a little goes a long way!
There are 3 fudge flavors that I typically make: chocolate (of course!), peanut butter, and cookies and cream. To celebrate Fudge Day, I decided to try a different flavor…Caramel! Oh this is so good, and soooo sweet!!
Adapted from One Pot Chef Show
Prep time: 4 hours, 35 minutes (35 active, 4 hours inactive)
11 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Grease (or line with foil and then grease) an 8×8 inch pan. Set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter and brown sugar has melted. Set a timer for 15 minutes and stir continuously during this time. The mixture will thicken a little (don’t boil this). After 15 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and continue to stir the fudge for another 10 minutes. This will help to cool down the fudge. After 10 minutes, the fudge should be thicker, though still easy to stir. Pour this into the prepared pan, and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Note: depending on how cold your refrigerator is, your fudge might be ready after 4 hours, or it might need more time.
Made with love, not calories!