Craving a sweet chocolate treat but don’t know how to get it? As a poor college student living the dorm-life and usually lacking a kitchen, finding time, money and space to bake holiday treats can be quite a challenge.

I decided to try it out for myself, so here is my first easy-holiday recipe, and how you can make it yourself.

The entire process took me about 45 minutes, only costing $14, and the hardest part was cleaning the chocolate out of the bowl at the end. After making the fudge, my first bite into a soft, rich, delightful treat was definitely worth it. A deliciously sweet and easy treat that is great for the season! Everyone enjoys yummy-chocolate fudge around the holidays, so give it a shot!

Microwave Chocolate Fudge
Prep time: 10 min
Bake time: 1 hour

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz unsweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of chopped nuts (optional)
Medium sized mixing bowl
Cake pan, at least 1 inch deep
Mixing Spoon

In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and condensed milk for 3-5 minutes until the mixture has completely melted. Remove once fully melted and stir until smooth. Depending on the strength of your microwave, the time can vary. Stir in vanilla extract. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour into cake pan and evenly spread. Let fudge sit for about an hour, and refrigerating will harden faster. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy.