Condensed Milk Fudge is a rich, chocolatey treat loaded with chocolate cookie pieces. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and is easy to make gluten free!
Here I am, late again. Everyone else posted fudge recipes for the holidays, and I didn’t get my idea until January. This is quite typical. Watch out for romantic dinners a couple weeks after Valentine’s Day and Irish recipes in April well after St. Patrick’s Day. I’m always behind the times!
I don’t know who decided fudge = holidays anyway. I guess it makes a good gift, but I will very happily eat rich, chocolatey fudge any day of the year. Why not make up a batch of this easy fudge today and not feel like you have to give it all away? A little goes a long way though, so you’ll have plenty to share.
I didn’t call this Oreo fudge because I didn’t actually use Oreos (although of course you could). I used gluten-free Joe Joe’s from Trader Joe’s, which worked out great. This was the first time I tried making fudge with sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk and marshmallows. It’s SUPER easy! Next time I might try making it in the microwave, and I’ll report back when I do. The only tricky part of this recipe is that you need to stir it pretty constantly to keep the chocolate from burning, but that’s no big deal. I kept a silicone trivet (affiliate link) next to the burner and just moved it back and forth from the burner to the counter to keep it from getting too hot. The whole process took under 10 minutes. Nothing to it!
I used fat-free sweetened condensed milk in this recipe because that’s what I had on hand, and I wanted to see if it work. As you can see, it worked perfectly, and I’m all for reducing the fat in recipes when I can. However, and don’t quote me on this because I’m not 100% sure, I think there isn’t much calorie difference between the fat free and regular kind. Plus, this fudge is loaded with sugar, so let’s not pretend it’s good for us. Still, fat free sounds good, doesn’t it? It sounds so good that I’m going to go help myself to another piece right now. Talk to you soon!
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