Two Ingredient Fudge {Recipe}

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In 2007 Bonnie D. Parkin gave a speech at Brigham Young University.  I was a freshman at BYU at the time and attended the speech in the Marriott Center on campus.  In her speech, Sister Parkin quoted Camilla Kimball when she reminded us to, "Never suppress a generous thought."  That short five-word quote runs through my head at least once a day, and has since I first heard it almost 10 years ago.   

There are so many reasons to suppress generous thoughts.  You name it, I've thought of it.   I wish I were one of those people who didn't think twice about making the effort to be generous, but I humbly admit, it is something I have to work at.  "They probably don't need my help anyway," "I'm running late or out of time," "It will take too much effort,"  or "They're probably not eating sugar this month" are common ones (since my generous thoughts typically involve giving away some form or another of sugar... which means I've also had the thought: "I'd rather just eat it all myself than share").  

My husband is one of the most generous people I know.  When he becomes aware of a need he won't even blink twice before opening our home, snack cupboard, or game closet, all accompanied by his listening ear and unassuming heart.  I'm so thankful he's rubbed off on me that way, throughout our five years living together.  Giving of my time and resources that freely took some adjusting to, and sometimes still does, but I've found it's always, always, always worth it.  Sometimes we know the outcome of our efforts right away, other times we don't, but there's never been a time we've regretted the effort and resulting feeling.  

Yesterday, Easter, turned out to be the perfect example of what I'm talking about.  The morning before church was busy.  Amid hosting friends overnight, preparing for hosting Easter dinner later that day, attempting to dress my kids in some semblance of "Easter clothes," and all while maintaining some sort of peaceful feeling as we prepared to go to church, I rushed to package up some treats to take with me.   As is always the case, the doubts of my efforts started running through my mind as I did so.  I had a woman in mind to give the treat to, but was unsure if she'd like it, want it, want to talk to me, etc.  I pressed on, finished the packaging, threw it in my bag, and rushed out the door. 

It wasn't until the end of the church service that I spotted her, speaking to another woman.  I ran over to her, knowing I'd talk myself out of it if I waited for the "perfect time," interrupted her conversation, and handed her the small treat.  To my surprise, she immediately turned to talk to me, sharing how hard her Easter morning had already been and how she was not in the least bit looking forward to the rest of the day.  As she described the responsibilities she needed to carry out that afternoon, she told me she would look forward to eating the fudge that evening once it was all complete.  Seriously?  It seemed as if the treat I'd presented her with was literally "just what she needed."

Easter is over, yes, but the opportunity to serve those around us is not.  Never suppress a generous thought.  

So... to help you make that happen: I'm providing you with the easiest treat ever.  Two ingredients, really? I was skeptical at first, but it truly is amazing fudge - you'll never go back to making that complicated stovetop recipe ever again after making this one.  Enjoy!

Two Ingredient Fudge

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine both ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 60 seconds.  Remove and stir.  Microwave for another 30 seconds if needed.  Pour in to foil-lined 8x8 pan.

That's it!

Recipe adapted from Hugs and Cookies
Listen to the entire BYU speech here

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