This Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge is the easiest chocolate fudge to make at home, simple and delicious fudge that uses just a few ingredients. Use good quality chocolate for a tastier result. Also, this fudge is great for sharing as a gift around Christmas.
Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge
I was in the mood for some chocolate. The holidays are also coming, and on December 6th, my family celebrates Saint Nicholas, a lovely holiday that marks the beginning of the holiday.
Who is Saint Nicholas?
According to Wikipedia, Saint Nicholas Day, also called the Feast of Saint Nicholas, is observed on December 6th in Western Christian countries and on December 19th in Eastern Christian countries that use the old church Calendar.
It is the feast day of Nicholas of Myra with particular regard to his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Each country in Europe celebrates this day differently. In my part of the world, in Eastern Europe, the night of December 6th, children put their cleaned, shiny shoes or a special Saint Nicholas boot in front of the fireplace, or the front door at night, to find them filled with small presents the next morning.
Like many children around Europe, I grew up with this tradition and passed it on to my daughter. We also keep the tradition in the house, even if my daughter is a grown-up now and does not live with us anymore.
I think my husband and I must be really good as Saint Nicholas still stops at our house every December and leaves small gifts in our boots.
I love the atmosphere, the emotion of waking up in the morning and finding something in the boots.
It is usually a new pair of socks, bananas, oranges, candy, a little toy, sometimes clothes or small jewelry, or a lottery ticket.
We try to keep it fun, simple, and not very expensive.
This is also the time when small gifts like chocolate fudge are welcomed on St. Nicholas Day. Going to a potluck? Visiting your parents or friends? This is a great gift to bring.
Getting back to my recipe, I told you that I was in the mood for some chocolate because it is that time of the year when we indulge more in all kinds of sweets.
I decided to make the easiest recipe ever, so easy that even a child can make.
I should be ashamed for posting such an easy one, but my entire blog is packed with easy recipes for everyone to try, so why not a fudge recipe? And it’s not even Christmas yet.
I never understood why people make fudge only for Christmas, at least in this part of the world where I live. It is easy to make, delicious, and can be served anytime.
So, have you ever tried the sea salt chocolate fudge before? If yes, you know how good it is. If not, you have to try it. Period. There is no way around it.
My recipe uses coarse sea salt, and I have this bag of sea salt in the cupboard that is a little bit smoked (the salt, not the bag, lol). I had to try it on the fudge.
My husband came from work today, and I told him: “There is semi-sweet chocolate sea salt fudge in the fridge if you want.” He shows up with a little plate full of little pieces of fudge, sits down on the couch, takes a bite, and closes his eyes, saying: ” Damn, this is good! “
Do I need to tell you more? Just go to your pantry and grab that can of condensed milk that you never know what to do with some chocolate. The better quality of your chocolate, the better taste of your fudge, right?
Have some butter? You need just four tablespoons. Oh, and some vanilla extract and some coarse salt? Good, now you have everything you need. Let’s get in the kitchen and make it together.
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- 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Coarse salt to sprinkle on top of the fudge
- Line a 9 inch square baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a double boiler, on medium heat, add the chocolate, condensed milk and butter.
- Let the chocolate and butter melt and stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Remove from the heat and add the salt and the vanilla.
- Pour into the baking sheet, sprinkle with the course salt and refrigerate for few hours.
- Remove the aluminum foil, cut any way you want and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g