It's hard to believe, but in just over a week we will be celebrating Christmas! Last year I made this amazing Five Minute Fudge Wreath that I had seen Rachael Ray make on her talk show. It's so easy to make and tastes so good. The only problem is I had to find a stock photo because it never seems to last long enough for me to take a picture of mine!
Photo Courtesy of RachaelRay.com
This fudge is easily my all-time favorite. Even right now, just typing this post my mouth is watering and I'm wishing that I had some of the fudge in my fridge. So, without further ado, here is the recipe for the Five Minute Fudge Wreath a la Rachael Ray!
1 (12 ounce) bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1 (12 ounce) bag of butterscotch chips (you will only use 3/4 of the bag)
1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) package of walnut halves
1/2 cup currants (or raisins)
Candied red and green cherries for garnish (optional, I did not do this last year)
Lightly grease an eight-inch round cake pan with softened butter and set aside.
Preheat a heavy pot on the stove over low heat. Add the chocolate and butterscotch chips and sweetened condensed milk (save the can), stirring until the chips are melted and the milk is combined. Stir in the vanilla and remove the fudge from the heat. Add the walnuts and currants (or raisins) and stir into the fudge mixture.
Cover the empty sweetened condensed milk can with plastic wrap and place it in the center of the greased cake pan. Spoon the fudge around the can, making sure to recenter the can if needed.
Because the fudge will set up almost immediately, if you wish to garnish it you will want to work fast, getting it added within the first minute or two that the fudge is in the pan.
Chill, covered, in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, slice thinly because a little does go a long way!