Easy Peasy Fudge

Recipe Submitted by surfette729 ..|.. Category: Candy

Rachael Ray's recipe. She says that it was handed down to from her mother. Chances are, a recipe found on the back of a sweetened condensed milk can. Good nonetheless!


  • 12 oz package of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C butterscotch chips (about half of a 12 oz bag)
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk (save the can)
  • 8 oz can walnuts, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 C raisins or dried currants (a couple of handfuls)
  • candied red and green cherries to decorate top (like holly)
  • softened butter to grease an 8 in round cake pan


1. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with softened butter.
2. Pour the chocolate and butterscotch chips, condensed milk and vanilla into a medium saucepan. Heat on low.
3. Stir chips and milk until they melt together, about 3 minutes. Stir in nuts and raisins. Scoop the fudge into the cake pan all around the plastic covered can in the center to form a wreath or ring shape.
4. Let it be all bumpy on top. Keep pushing the can back to the center if the fudge moves it away from there.
5. Cut red cherries in half with scissors and the green cherries into quarters. Use the green pieces to make leaves and the red pieces to make holly berries.
6. Decorate the fudge wit several groups of holly berry sprigs made from the cherries and garnish with walnuts between the sprigs.
7. Put the fudge in the fridge and chill until firm. Remove the can from the center, then loosen the sides and bottom of the fudge with a spatula. Cute the fudge into thin slices to serve.

(Note: My family doesn't like anything in their fudge, so I basically made chocolate butterscotch fudge -- sans all the garnishments. It turned out great. If you want to give this as a gift, put the fudge on a nice plate, wrap in cellophane and tie a ribbon around it.)

Other variations, include:
White Chocolate Wreath with Pistachio and Cranberry and Goober and Raisinette Wreath

Recipe from Homeschoolforms.com, Site Maintained by Donna Young, of DonnaYoung.org