We are sharing easy and quick holiday recipes.
Here’s the quickest and easiest fudge recipe I know of. It’s called 3 minute microwave fudge:
Put these ingredients in a glass bowl in the order mentioned. Do not stir, melt, or mess about with it in any way. Just put the stuff straight into the bowl!
1 pound powdered sugar- you can sift it to remove all lumps, but that’s the most messing about with the ingredients you’re allowed to do.
1/2 cup powdered cocoa (or more if you want a richer flavor)
dash of salt
stick of butter (just set it right on top of the mound of sugar and cocoa powder. Don’t stir, chop, or mash it up- just put the stick of butter down and continue the recipe).
1/4 cup milk- Do NOT stir this in, just pour it over the top.
Cook in microwave on high for three minutes.
NOW you can stir. Stir quickly,
pour into a pie pan, either greased or lined with waxed paper.
Cool in the fridge. Score and eat.
To make the most decadent hot fudge ice cream topping you have ever had in your life, melt the butter first, use 1/2 a cup of milk instead of 1/4 cup, and stir it all well before microwaving and then again after microwaving. Spoon over ice-cream while the fudge sauce is still piping hot.
I have, or rather, had, another fudge recipe even easier than this one, only I’ve forgotten some of the proportions.
As I recall, it had 1 bag of chocolate chips, about 1 cup of wheat germ, a cup of peanut butter, and a few tablespoons of butter. You melted the butter and chocolate chips together, then quickly stirred in the peanut butter and wheat germ, poured it all into a buttered pan, and refrigerated it until the chocolate had hardened. This stuff was yummy, firmer than the 3 minute microwave fudge, with a light crunch from the wheat germ, and of course, unless you are my daughter Pip, chocolate and peanut butter are always perfect together.
Mix up a batch of one of these fudges in no time flat, let them cool, cut them up and wrap with waxed paper and then wrapping paper for a sweet Christmas treat!
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Ten Low-Carb Snacks and Quick Meals Okay, actually, there’s a little more than ten, and they aren’t merely low-carb, they are also sugar-free, grain-free, gluten free. NOT dairy-free.