Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’m more curious about food and I’m always looking for a great recipe or some food idea to share with you.  This week, when I was going through Facebook,...

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge
Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’m more curious about food and I’m always looking for a great recipe or some food idea to share with you.  This week, when I was going through Facebook, something caught my eye.  The text was saying, “Only 4 ingredients.”  Right away, I stopped and read this Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge recipe.  4 ingredients? Nothing expensive? Easy and in 5 minutes?  The lazy cook in me got caught right away.  I had to try this.

This time, I followed my previous advice to you.  In secret, like an undercover agent, I went to the grocery store and I bought chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.  Then I hid it in the trunk of my car and carefully put it on the top shelf of the cupboard where none of the kids could see it.  (Sorry, I watch a lot of Sherlock Holmes episodes right now.)  I waited to be alone at home to try my discovery. It took me 5 minutes.  Wow!  This dessert is obviously a KISS (keep it simple stupid).  It was so simple that I actually wondered if I could share it with you.  This might be too easy – too simple to actually post it on a blog.  Then I remembered my grand-mother when I was a kid doing chocolate fudge every Christmas and how everyone was complimenting her.  I thought she was a genius in the kitchen.  Now, I’m wondering if she was simply using that type of recipe.  Hmm...  Maybe she was not that much of a genius after all!

This is the kind of recipe that once you do it, you don’t need to read the recipe anymore.  You’re just going to do it naturally again, and again, and again.  Christmas comes – Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge.  Birthday party – Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge.  People coming for dinner – Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge.  Need something sweet – Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge.  I’m sorry.  I’m completely addicted to it now.

And this fudge has nothing to do with the traditional Chocolate Fudge that we know.  Why? The Sea Salt.  I don’t know who thought about mixing chocolate and salt together, but this idea is pure genius.  Ok, enough said.  Try it now.  In the meantime, I’m going to have another piece.

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 oz bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions 

  1. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Once smooth, take off heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour into baking dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (Optional: sprinkle sea salt over the top.)
  5. Pull foil out, cut fudge into pieces and enjoy!

I really enjoyed this recipe as much as my kids.  Now I’m thinking that it could make a nice hostess gift when I’m invited somewhere.

Note that I’m not responsible for the mess.  If you give this thing to your toddler, make sure they’re strapped in their chair.  Because, as you’ll see, it’s not going to take long before you get chocolate all over the house.

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge
Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Sea salt vs. Table salt:

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing.  Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping.  Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight.

Whichever type of salt you enjoy, do so in moderation.