Dulche De Leche Fudge For Valentine's Day
1 pound good quality semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup dulce de leche, heated slightly
cooking spray or oil, for the pan
Line an 8×8 baking square with parchment paper leaving overhang on both sides. Note: the easiest way to do this is to cut two strips of parchment paper and lay one across the other. Lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.
Fill the bottom of a double boiler or medium saucepan halfway with water, place over high heat and bring to a boil.
Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter, and vanilla extract in the top of the double boiler or alternatively in a small saucepan and place on top of the hot water. Reduce the heat to low. Stir occasionally until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove form the heat and pour into the prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, gently even out the chocolate mixture. Set aside.
Gently warm the dulce de leche in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds until spreadable. Carefully pour the dulce de leche over the chocolate mixture. Using a tablespoon, make large swirls in the dulce de leche mixture so the bottom fudge layer is also visible.
Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours to set.
Slice into small pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Can be kept for 1 week.