My favorite recipe is like "dumb easy"! haha!! I'm sure some people on here would scoff at what I do, but I have been making it for YEARS this way!!! It has a similar taste and consistency to the fudge you can get at the beach shops. YUM! It's not overly sweet like the fudges that have pounds and pounds of sugar and marshmallow cream in it.
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Microwave the chocolate chips and condensed milk at 45 second intervals until completely melted and immediately add the salt and vanilla and combine. Quickly turn out into foil or waxed paper lined 8x8 pan and press down. Refrigerate until firm.
I usually double or triple the recipe, add peanut butter, use different flavor chips, throw in Andes Candies, nuts, you name it! It's is fool proof!!