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Creamy fudge

‘Tis the season for sugar comas!

Seriously, if you have to bring one treat to any party or gathering this year, the easiest thing to make is fudge. It’s foul-proof and everyone loves it. I NEVER bring home leftovers.

This is a fabulously easy and creamy version found in a fun cookbook lent to me by a friend. The Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book for the Hostess and Host of Tomorrow has a fabulously 50s cover (hot dogs and cake, anyone?) and some pretty awesome photos.

Back when the dinner bell was used...

Back when the dinner bell was used…

I love how this boy is getting ready to enjoy his hot dog while wearing a tie.

I love how this boy is getting ready to enjoy his hot dog while wearing a tie.

Because kids everywhere flip over stuffed dates...

Because kids everywhere flip over stuffed dates…

And just in case the box isn't clear enough, here is the recipe for making boxed macaroni and cheese!

And just in case the box isn’t clear enough, here is the recipe for making boxed macaroni and cheese!

All kitsch aside, I think you’ll really find this recipe useful. There’s no candy thermometer involved!

Creamy fudge

Ingredients
Five one-ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
One eight-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
Four cups of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt
1/cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)

Instructions
Grease an 8-inch square pan.

Using a mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth and soft. Sift powdered sugar and salt together and slowly add to cream cheese until well blended.

Place your chocolate in a microwave safe dish and microwave in one minute intervals at 50 percent power, stirring between each round, until the chocolate is melted.

Add melted chocolate to cream cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly. Add vanilla and nuts and mix again.

Pour mixture into the pan. Chill until firm, about two hours. Cut into squares-top with another walnut if you like. Enjoy!

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