Tis the season to splurge. This recipe is wonderful and is from Ghirardelli. Remember with this recipe to work fast. Be certain to have everything prepared and sitting next to you. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to make.
4 ounces 100% cocoa bar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare an 8 inch (or similar) pan by lining it with waxed paper.
Melt the chocolates all together in a double boiler over hot but not boiling water. Stir constantly until melted.
**** here is the work fast part as the fudge will begin to set as soon as the heat is off ****
Remove the top pan of the boiler. Add the vanilla and sweet milk. Stir to combine. Using a spatula, transfer all contents to the prepared pan. Press and smooth the top using fingers sprayed with cooking spray or another piece of waxed paper.
Cool in the refrigerator 2 hours. Remove from the pan by lifting the waxed paper and then remove the waxed paper. Don’t worry… it won’t be pretty.
Cut into small pieces using a very large and sharp knife. Cut the bar fully side to side with each cut to prevent crumbling. Keep refrigerated.