It’s crunch time people!!
Are you still scrambling for a really quick really easy really GOOD homemade food gift?
Don’t be surprised if you make a batch of this fudge and discover you have way more friends than you used to! Be sure to make a batch for yourself! I first saw this Five Minute Fudge Wreath on the Rachel Ray show several years ago, and every year we make several to give away! This is a perfect Holiday Gift for your neighbors, friends and co-workers. I promise that whoever you give this to will love you forever!
How to make a Five Minute Fudge Wreath
This is all you need!
(full recipe at the end of the post)
You could replace the candied cherries for another red and green candy, such as Dots or M&M’s (they are just an optional garnish)
You could also add nuts, raisins or currants. But when I’m giving as a gift, I leave these out, unless I know the recipient likes them.
We’ve made other flavors, by replacing the peanut butter chips with mint or butterscotch or the vanilla for Jack Daniels!
Place chocolate and peanut butter morsels and milk in a heavy pot and stir until morsels are melted and milk is combined.
Be sure to save the empty condensed milk can!
Line a round cake pan with plastic wrap, and give it a light coat of cooking spray. Cover the empty milk can with plastic wrap and place in center of cake pan.
Spoon fudge into pan around can, making sure to center the can if it drifts. The fudge will start to set, so quickly garnish with “holly” made from cut candies (have them cut ahead of time). I sometimes sprinkle red or green sugar over the fudge as well.
Chill covered (I just cover with more plastic wrap) in the refrigerator.
After fudge is fully set, remove from pan, discard empty can and plastic wrap and place on a pretty holiday plate or platter.
Store covered in cool place.
Serve room temperature.
Gift Wrap Fudge Wreath
If you want to give it as a gift, place fudge on holiday plate and cover with holiday cellophane. Tied up with a pretty wired ribbon and ornament or pin.
This year I tied on the Poinsettia pins I made.
A super easy delicious fudge that has become a holiday tradition!
- 1- 12 ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels (12 ounces)
- 9 ounces peanut butter morsels (3/4 of a 12 ounce bag)
- 1- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk *SAVE the empty can!
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces chopped nuts of choice (optional)
- Candied red and green cherries, for garnish (optional)
- Place a heavy pot on the stove and pre-heat it over low heat. Add chocolate and peanut butter morsels and milk stir until morsels are melted and milk is combined. *Save the empty condensed milk can.
- Stir in the vanilla and remove the fudge from heat. If adding nuts stir in immediately.
- Line round cake pan with plastic wrap and lightly coat with cooking spray. Cover the empty condensed milk can with plastic wrap and place in center of cake pan.
- Spoon fudge into pan around can, making sure to center the can if it drifts.
- The fudge will set up almost immediately. Garnish can only be added in the first minute or two that the fudge is in the pan, so work quickly. Decorate your wreath with “holly” made from cut candied red and green cherries. Sometimes I sprinkle with red and/or green sprinkles as well.
- Chill covered in the refrigerator. Remove the can from the center, remove fudge from pan, discard plastic wrap and place on decorative plate, and cover.
Variations: Use mint or butterscotch morsels in place of peanut butter for other flavors.
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