|I'd actually already eaten a bit before I took the picture. And obviously|
I'm a messy cutter.
1 Pound Confectioner's Sugar (4 1/2 cups)
1/2 - 2/3 Cup Cocoa powder (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup margarine or butter
Sift or stir together sugar, cocoa powder and salt until well blended in 1 quart microwavable bowl.
Stir in milk and vanilla (it will not get creamy yet.)
Cut butter into pieces and place on top.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Spread in greased 8 x 8 pan and refrigerate.
Chill until firm.
Don't substitute other sugars as it will result in a gritty fudge. If you don't have confectioner's sugar, put granular sugar in the blender first. This fudge is not meant to be incredibly smooth, as it doesn't melt the sugar entirely, so the finer the sugar the better.
You can add peanut butter, nuts, nutella etc to this recipe easily and effectively. I've often made chocolate/peanut butter fudge. You could also do peppermint extract instead of vanilla for a chocolate mint.
This makes a lot of fudge. Easily adjust the recipe down for a smaller amount.