Homemade in the Microwave: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fudge

February poses two problems for most college students – Valentine’s Day and a lack of money. For crafters with someone to celebrate the holiday with, its nice to have a cheap, if not, free alternative to the typical Valentine’s gifts. Personally, I’m a fan of baked goods. Baking is tough in a dorm, though, so there is the ever-present need to improvise. Enter microwave fudge.
What you’ll need:
3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
(I didn’t use chopped nuts, and instead put in a tablespoon of cinnamon.)
Lightly grease a square dish (the disposable ones found at grocery stores work perfectly) or line with wax paper. Set aside.
Place powdered sugar and cocoa in a microwave-safe bowl and stir. Add milk and butter to dry mixture. No stirring required yet.
Heat in microwave uncovered for two minutes. Stir to combine. Add vanilla and nuts. Pour into dish; refrigerate for an hour. Cut and serve.
If you’re like me, you can add sprinkles and cut out little hearts to make it more festive. If you have someone to celebrate with, they’ll appreciate the effort and the tasty snacks. If you don’t, then bring it to a girl’s night or eat it all yourself. It’s Valentine’s Day, and I assure you, this fudge is way better than those conversation hearts.