3 cups (18-oz.)semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk-chocolate chips)
1 (14-oz.) can Eagle® Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In heavy saucepan; over low heat, melt chips with Eagle Brand and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts if desired and vanilla. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.
OTHER GREAT FUDGE FLAVORS:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Glazed Fudge: Proceed as above, stir in 3/4 cup peanut butter chips in place of nuts.
Glaze: Melt 1/2 cup peanut butter chips with 1/2 cup whipping cream; stir until thick and smooth. Spread over fudge.
Marshmallow Fudge: Proceed as above, omit nuts and add additional 2 tbsp. butter to mixture; fold in 2 cups miniature marshmallows.
Gift Giving Tips:
Create delicious homemade gifts by serving up several varieties of this fudge in decorative tins or boxes. Simply wrap up individual pieces of fudge in colored cellophane, candy wrappers, gold and silver foil or place in candy cups and arrange in gift boxes or bags.