9 ounces (3/4 of a 12 ounce
bag) butterscotch morsels
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) can walnut halves
1/2 cup currants
green candied cherries, for garnish (optional)
Lightly grease an 8-inch cake pan with softened butter.
Place a heavy pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat. Add chips and milk
and stir until chips are melted and milk combined. Save the empty condensed milk
can. Stir in vanilla extract and remove fudge from heat. Add nuts and currants and
stir in immediately.
Cover empty condensed milk can with plastic food wrap and center it in the greased
cake pan. Spoon fudge into pan around can, making sure to re-center can if it drifts.
The fudge will set up almost immediately. Garnish can only be added in the first
minute or two the fudge is in the pan, so work quickly.
Decorate your wreath with "holly" made from cut candied red and green
cherries. A wreath left plain can be garnished with a pretty fabric bow when serving.
Chill covered in the refrigerator and slice fudge very thin when ready to serve.