Saturday, July 14, 2012

Joy's Life "Recipe For Fun" Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!!!  Welcome to the Joy's Life Recipe For Fun Blog Hop!!!

You should have just come over from the very talented Nina's blog  (   If you just happened to stop by today, please join us in this super fun and yummy blog hop. Not only are we sharing a fun project, along with something delicious, but we are sharing the recipe as well!! :)  If you would like to start at the beginning, you can go right over to Joy's

Now, I am not much of an elaborate chef to say the least, but thankfully my children think I am the "BEST COOK EVER"! LOL! I really like to find recipes that are quick and easy, but taste like it took hours to make... yep, kind lazy that way I guess.  Anyway, today I am sharing a fudge recipe that literally takes maybe 10 minutes to prepare... probably less!  

Doesn't it look YUMMY???
My husband was appalled that I would even attempt to make fudge using the microwave, but guess what???  He absolutely LOVES it!

Here is the fudge recipe:
3 c chocolate chips (your choice of flavor)  I used 2 c milk chocolate and 1 c semi sweet 
1 can (14oz)  sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter
1 c nuts (optional)  I didn't have any.  :(
**variations: use mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips etc.  mixed in with either semi sweet or milk chocolate chips. You can just experiment and see what you like best**

Put all ingredients into a glass bowl and microwave at 50% power for approximately 3-5 minutes, until  melted.

Pour mixture into an 8x8 pan. (I line mine with foil so the fudge does not stick)  Refrigerate until set.

And that is it!!!  You will have smooth, creamy and YUMMY fudge in no time!! :)

Project Recipe:
Sentiment stamps:  Joy's Life Tag You're It -Set Two  (used on box) and Yummy Puns  (used on place card)
Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes (box)
Cricut Something to Celebrate for place card
Cricut Imagine Spring Chic for all paper color and patterns
Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink 
misc rhinestones from stash

I hope you give this recipe a try... you won't be disappointed!!

Next you will be stopping over at Sarabeth's blog to see what she is dishing up for you today!

Here is the entire line up, in case you lose your place along the way:

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori


  1. A microwave fudge recipe.. Now I couldn't ask for anything better than that LOL!
    Love your adorable set too!!

  2. I sure do like this little box. I need to get this cartridge. I could see making lots of gifts using it. Fudge is just too yummy! We only have it at the holidays, but maybe we will need to try this recipe. : ) Thanks.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  3. I'm a new follower and also following the Joy's Life Recipe For Fun Blog Hop and giveaways. I love your fudge recipe. I also like the box it's so cute.

    All the Best!

  4. Love your box and I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  5. Yummy!!! I have tried to make fudge and mine is always to soft which makes for messy eating :(
    Yours looks awesome!!! Perfect packaging also!!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

  6. NOM-NOM!!! My thighs are getting thicker just reading all these delicious recipes. GRRROWL goes my stomach, my taste buds tingling. Thanks for sharing! NOM-NOM.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  7. What a fun little box! Your fudge looks yummy and has made its way to my to-do list! haha! TFS!

  8. Ohhh I love fudge and I did not have this easy recipe, thanks for sharing. As for you project, it is so creative, I love the window in the front to show off that glorious fudge. Great job!!
    Liz Seubert

  9. This sounds like its pretty easy fudge to make. Hmmm easy enough that I might just make it today. I have gained 20 pounds just hopping with all of you today. An no..this kind of hopping doesn't count as exercise...LOL! Oh Well!

    Cricut Chick

  10. Thanks for sharing fudge recipe. I'll give it a try. My current go to fudge recipe uses a box of Jello-Pudding and is microwaved & put in refrig. Liking all these wonderful recipes & no weight gain here. Only time I weighed over 100 lbs was when I was pregnant with my daughter who will be 21 end of this yr. Yah, I'm a 90-95 lb gal size 6.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Thanks for sharing the fudge. I don't usually make it until the winter, but this sounds really good.

  12. Oh Lori, I think my Mom is the best cook ever too! :) unfortunately her daughter does not have any talent in the kitchen lol I do want to try this! Looks so. Yummy!

  13. That project is so pretty!! I LOVE the box with the window!! That recipe is way yummy I never knew making fudge it was so easy... life was easier that way O_o LOL
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  14. Yum, Lori! Both your packaging and the recipe! I don't recall making fudge so I'm gonna have to try your recipe!

  15. Because I saw your boxe of chocolate . I'm craving of chocolate. It look easy to do it.
    Great job

  16. Great recipe and the box is adorable!

  17. Your box is cute but that Fudge is making me go crazy! I want some right now! YUM!
    New follower!

  18. looks delish Lori and your packaging is darling! love this!!

  19. I love your box and place card. The inking and the little flower, so pretty and perfect! The recipe sounds so easy, I'm going to have to give it a try.

    mary3mom @ yahoo dot com

  20. PURE TORTURE! I am so hungry I wish I could just grab a handful of that fudge! Excellent presentation! Love it!

  21. Awesome fudge box! I'll have to give the fudge a try. TFS AJ~


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