Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Soldier's Fudge

I'm often asked for this recipe, so I figure it makes and excellent second post on my page. With the holidays coming up, who couldn't use an easy and sure-fire fudge recipe? This makes a very dense, candy-like fudge that doesn't have the gritty sugar-filled texture of many other recipes and only takes minutes to put together.

Why is it called "Soldier's" Fudge? This is another thing about this recipe I like. Those of you who like to mail out care packages, take note: According to, "This recipe was very popular during the Second World War when people wanted to ship goodies to their soldiers overseas. It travels well, lasts a long time and contains no sugar as sugar was rationed during the war."


  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1 (12 oz) bag semisweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 (1 oz) square unsweetened baking chocolate 
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Butter an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Heat milk, chocolate chips and baking chocolate over low heat stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, remove from heat. 
  3. Add the vanilla extract and nuts, if using. 
  4. Spread into pan and chill until firm. 
  5. Cut into 1-inch squares. (Makes 64 pieces)
  6. Box well and ship.

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