In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt.
Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla.
Spread evenly into wax paper-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares.
Store leftovers covered in refrigerator. Makes about 2 pounds.
All materials are courtesy of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and None Such Mincemeat. For more recipes, visit www.eagle brand.com and www.eaglenonesuch.com
Published in the November 23, 2005 issue of Farm World.