The Christmas season brings to mind all the special goodies we enjoy preparing. Have you ever eaten cream cheese fudge? Here's a recipe my sister and I used to enjoy making when we were teens. It's quick and yummy and doesn't require cooking (except for melting the chocolate in the microwave).
1 -3 oz. pkg. regular cream cheese, softened at room temperature
2 C. sifted powdered sugar
1 -1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Place cheese in a bowl and cream until soft and smooth. Slowly blend in sugar, then melted chocolate. Mix well. Add vanilla, salt and pecans. (If you want a slightly softer fudge, blend in a teaspoon of cream.) Mix until well blended then press into a well-greased shallow pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.