Make a Fudge Heart in 20 Minutes

I had some leftover milk chocolate and at the last-minute, like 10 PM last night, decided I wanted to make a fudge (for my hubby) for Valentine’s Day. So, I experimented with my Easy, Ten Minute Microwave Fudge Recipe and came up with a quick way to make a valentine heart in about 20 minutes! (including chilling it. 🙂 )

I was happy it tasted good and that it turned out looking so cute.

Not that he will care that it looks cute…but I DO!

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The easiness (and cuteness 😉 ) demanded I take some quick pics and share. (Hence, the dark, grainy photos. 😦 (sorry) and…

because you still have some time to make one, for your lovey.

It’s THAT FAST!!

Ingredients:

1/2 of a 12 oz. bag of milk chocolate morsels

1/4 Cup of a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

A dash of salt

A dash of vanilla extract

*chopped nuts optional

And… you will need a cookie cutter OR just cut it out by hand with a knife.

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and microwave till everything is melted well.

Pour into a liberally greased, small glass bowl.

Chill in the freezer until firm. It firms up quick, I tell ya!

Use a wet knife to cut around the edge to loosen the chocolate. You may have to carefully turn, then run warm water over the bottom of the bowl to loosen the chocolate, as well.

Place on a firm cutting service and cut out the chocolate.

Then, consume the extra chocolatey scraps. 🙂

20 minute fudge heart recipe for Valentine's Day

I decided to leave the fudge in the cookie cutter ’cause AGAIN, I thought it looked cute!

And, I found a few strawberries, so I garnished…I feel so professional, ha!

You also could write a note on your plate using dry erase marker or red icing.

Here’s some ideas: Twenty Creative Way to Leave Love Notes

So Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there in blog land!♥♥ 

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I know some of you just don’t like this holiday. I get it. BUT, you can still show some love to a family member, someone who’s been there for you, a dear neighbor or even a stranger…just think how it will make their day!! So, LOOK around.

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It might even be a divine appointment; be open to it!

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Tell me what your plans are below. And come back and comment if you’ve shared some love in a unique way or had a special encounter; I’m dying to hear!

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♥♥ Written In honor of my boo…whose always been there through all my health issues and MORE!

♥♥And my kids…my you’ve grown up way too fast!

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EASY, Ten Minute Microwave Fudge

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This is the fastest, easiest, fudge you will ever make! It’s also very adaptable if you want to change it up a bit.

AND… it only takes a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

3 (6 oz.) pkgs. semi sweet chocolate chips

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Dash of salt

1/2 – 1 c. chopped nuts

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Directions:

In a microwave safe bowl, combine chips with the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on 100% power approximately 2 mins., take it out and stir. (Continue to place mixture back in the micro, off and on, till it’s easier to stir.)

Spread evenly into a parchment lined pan. (Approx. an 8″ or 9″ square pan. NOTE: I’ve actually used a glass dish without the paper.) Chill until firm. Turn onto cutting board; peel off the paper and cut into squares.

Once you lay out your fudge for the delight of others, and you feel it’s beginning to get a little soft, just pop it right back into the fridge to firm it up again.

Easiest recipe EVER!

My family raves about it!

*Note: Any type of nut can be used as well as marshmallows, dried fruit, etc..

You could even use cookie cutters for different holiday shapes and have the kids decorate them like they would cookies. (ie gingerbread man, Santa, bunny, chick or heart.)

Then, package them up in a tin or decorative box, and you have a great homemade gift!