davidmartiste (davidmartiste) wrote in vegancooking,

need advice on 5 minute fudge

OK - so Rachael Ray was on Oprah doing a holiday party and gave her recipe for 5 minute fudge which looked insanely simple and I started thinking how it could be revamped for vegan fudge. The ingredients were as follows:

12 ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (keep the can)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounce can walnuts, plus more for topping (optional)
1/2 cup raisins or dried currants (optional)
candied red and green cherries to decorate top (optional)
softened butter to grease an 8 inch round cake pan

The can was kept [and wrapped in plastic wrap] to make a hollow center in the pan for a wreath shaped fudge. Anyway - I'm thinking of substituting coconut milk for the condensed milk. It's thick and sweet just like the condensed. Assuming the butterscotch was used to sweeten it up - would you just use more choco chips for a darker fudge or use some sugar to sweeten it up a bit??

Any thoughts on my proposed substitutions would be appreciated. I like this recipe for it's simplicity and the ability to wow friends and co-workers when I show up with this to parties ;) Oprah.com has the preparations if you want to take a look. Quite simply - it was just heated, mixed and slapped into the pan. DONE.
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