The holiday season is fast approaching, and along with the hustle and bustle of decorating, shopping and parties ’tis the season for sweet treats.
Whether you’re visiting friends over the holidays, having guests over or need to contribute a treat or dessert for a party, it’s a good idea to have some easy treats you can make without spending too much time in the kitchen.
This easy Christmas fudge recipe is so simple to make and it tastes so good. It combines chocolate, M&M’s and mini marshmallows and couldn’t be easier to make. You can whip up a batch in no time (just be sure to leave a couple of hours for it to chill in the fridge). You’ll want to keep the ingredients on hand for whenever you need a yummy treat over the holidays.
The kids can help make it – or better yet, make it on their own. Just be sure they share!
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1-14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp. of vanilla
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup red & green holiday M&Ms
Line a 9×9 pan for thin fudge pieces or a loaf pan for thicker slices. Set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk.
Heat for 60 seconds and then stir well.
Reheat in 30-second bursts until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
Add in the vanilla and salt and mix well.
Stir in the marshmallows.
Scoop mixture out into the lined pan, and spread evenly with a spatula or oiled hands.
Top with M&Ms and press down.
Refrigerate pan for two hours before slicing.
- If you prefer, the chocolate can be melted over low heat on the stove instead of in the microwave.
- This Christmas fudge recipe is easily adapted to other occasions. For instance, substitute white chocolate chips and pastel M&M’s for a delicious Easter fudge treat or use brown and orange M&M’s for a Halloween fudge.
About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)