Valentine's Day

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Give the gift of homemade fudge

Looking for some sweets for your Valentine's Day sweetheart? Chocolate is one of the most universally beloved confections and is especially popular come Valentine's Day. While others may line up to purchase chocolate treats this February 14, it's easy to recreate some of the magic at home with ingredients you already have on hand.

Fudge is a chocolate dessert admired by many. Easy to prepare and even easier to devour, fudge can be made earlier in the day and served after your Valentine's Day dinner. Enjoy this recipe for "Easy Chocolate Fudge" courtesy of Nestlé's "Very Best Baking." According to Nestlé, this glossy combination of chocolate morsels and sweetened condensed milk is even better when it's embellished with vanilla and chopped nuts.

Easy Chocolate Fudge

2 cups (12-oz. package) Nestlé® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 can (14 oz.) Nestlé® Carnation® Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.

Combine the morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over the lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in the nuts and vanilla extract.

Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from the pan; remove the foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

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