There is something to be said about making a gift with your own hands. This is particularly true for kids. There is nothing that compares to the sense of the pride they have in making something themselves. Which is why I love this fudge--a preschooler can make it "all by myself".
My son has the best teachers. I might be a tad biased, but they are top-notch. In his school the students move up to a new class when they turn 3 years old. He just had this big birthday so he will be moving up to a new classroom and as a result: new teachers for the next 3 years.
To say thank you, he is making fudge.
I made this simple recipe several years ago, but I forgot how good it is. This week I saw Meg from The Many Little Joys post about this fudge and a light bulb went off. This is the perfect recipe for a preschooler to make.
Two ingredients + a microwave = FUDGE
You need one bag (12 ounces) of chocolate (either dark chocolate or semi-sweet will do the trick) and one can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces).
Combine the two ingredients in an 8x8 pan (if you want to rub butter all over the pan first, you will be able to get the fudge out a little easier).
Stir it all up.
Stick it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
Then stir it at all up again. At this point, you can jazz it up if you choose.
I have a thing for peppermint and my kid was just gifted his own hammer for his birthday. Therefore, I let him pound out some candy canes for topping. I also love how Meg added marshmallows and nuts to hers. Go ahead, get crazy.
Once you have added your special touch, stick it in the fridge for 2 hours.
And there you have it. Messy, yummy, preschool fudge.