I missed you yesterday! Sorry I wasn't here. To make it up to you, I offer you fudge.
The magic of this fudge...salty, sweet pecans! I coated the pecans in butter, salt and sugar and placed them into the oven to toast. Amazing! And just the thing to take delicious dark chocolate fudge to another level.
A virtual fudge hug from me!
Here's our recipe:
Toasted Pecan Fudge
1 C whole pecans
1 t salt
2 t granulated sugar
1 1/2 T butter
1 fourteen ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 1/2 - 3 C dark chocolate, chopped (or 3 C chocolate chips)
1 t vanilla
1/2 t salt
Preheat oven to 350℉.
First, prepare your salty pecans. Place pecans in a microwave safe bowl along with your salt, sugar and butter. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir pecans to coat completely. Pour pecans onto a cookie sheet and place into your preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Remove pecans from the oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, roughly chop pecans into large pieces. Set aside.
To prepare for the fudge, line an 8x8" pan with foil.
In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine your condensed milk, chopped chocolate, salt and vanilla. Stir mixture continuously until chocolate is thoroughly melted, no lumps. Take fudge off the heat and fold in your pecans. Spread fudge into your prepared pan and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
When cooled, lift your fudge out of the pan and carefully peel off your foil. Cut fudge into bite sized pieces and enjoy!