How to melt a Grandma heart – easy chocolate pistachio fudge
It was my mother in law’s birthday, so we decided to give her something totally handmade, from candy to packaging. But it had to be something super easy, so my 2 year old could make most part of it.
Here’s what we came up with: super easy and delicious fudge and adorable house paper boxes. I managed to do all along with the kid and she enjoyed it from start to finish.
First, I downloaded and printed the template for the houses here (such a lovely blog!). You can have your house already with lovely patterns, but I chose blank and let the little girl go crazy with her finger paints. That’s what we’ve got:
The fudge recipe comes from Technicolor Kitchen, another great blog – it’s great and easy to do with kids since there’s no oven involved,and sooo delicious.
Fabulous five-minute fudge (from Technicolor Kitchen)
- 2 cups (12oz/336g) semisweet chocolate pieces
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (196g/one-half of a 14-ounce can)
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¾ cup (90g) chopped walnuts, toasted if desired ( I used pistachios, but fell free to use whatever strikes your fancy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper (a 9-inch square pan was used here); set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and water.
Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 1 minute more, or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
Chill fudge about 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 3.5cm (approx. 1-1/2-inch) squares (i cut in really small squares, with a sharp knife)