Here is a deliciously simple fudge recipe shared by the wife of my cousin. Once I had tasted it, I lamented the countless hours I had spent as a teen in my Mom's kitchen, trying to bring a mixture of cocoa, sugar, and milk to a perfect "soft ball stage, " as directed by the recipe on the side of the cocoa can. I think that this version of the best-of-confections tastes just the same. And it is sooooo much easier.
Celene's Microwave Fudge
Melt a stick of butter in a microwavable dish.
Add to the butter: 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk Stir until mixed well.
Cook the mixture in the microwave for two minutes on high.
Add vanilla, stirring until the fudge is no longer lumpy. Pour into a buttered 9x9 pan. Cool.