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HERSHEY’S Chocolate and Toffee Bit Fudge

I’m still on my chocolate high from visiting HERSHEY’S headquarters and working in the HERSHEY’S test kitchens. And I’m still eating chocolate and making chocolate and… Well, actually, as you read this, I’ll be in the hospital having a kid. But before I came to the hospital I was eating and making chocolate. And through the magic of pre-posting, you get to read this after-the-fact.

One of my go-to, never fail recipes is an easy, chocolate fudge. It’s a standard I’ll make for parties, because it takes minutes and tastes delicious. Since I had a bag of  HERSHEY’S HEATH Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits, I thought I’d try and mix in some of those. The results: Yum.

Chocolate and Toffee Bit Fudge

2 Tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup evaporated milk

2 cups HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup HEATH Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits

confectioner’s sugar (optional)

holiday cupcake picks (optional)

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside. In a saucepan on medium heat, combine the butter, sugar, salt and evaporated milk, stirring constantly with a large whisk until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn down the heat a bit, and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla with a spoon or spatula until the chips melt and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the Toffee Bits and pour the mixture into the baking pan. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Cut the fudge into squares. The fudge needs no additional sugar, believe me, but if desired for a wintery look, dust confectioner’s sugar over the fudge pieces and top with holiday cupcake picks.

Want more chocolate?

Visit HERSHEY’S Kitchens for tons of recipes and craft ideas.

Check out my fellow bakers at Cookie Headquarters.

And if you need more inspiration, I’m collecting holiday goodies made with HERSHEY’S on a Pinterest board.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    congratulations, cannot wait to see the baby and yummy chocolate, two good things:)

  2. Posted December 10, 2012 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    This sounds like heaven…

  3. Posted December 10, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I love these little cuties. And I CANNOT WAIT to hear about your little one :) Hooray!!!

  4. Posted December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    oh how yummy – love the little trees on them, how festive!!!

  5. Posted December 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    oooohhh…. chocolate and toffee make the best flavor combo!

  6. Posted December 11, 2012 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    Toffee bits in fudge … can it get any better? Love the retro trees :)

  7. Posted December 11, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    This looks so easy and yummy and I love your photographs! Sending lots of well wishes your way! :)

  8. Posted December 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    This looks so delicious.
    I’ve been thinking of you hope all is going well with you and the baby. Can’t wait to hear more details and pictures. pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures of the baby. Please we’d like to see a baby picture.

  9. Posted December 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Those trees make this so adorable! And that fudge..goodness…

  10. Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate and toffee…yum! Will have to try this one!

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