Fantasy Fudge

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

Mom often made fudge when we were growing up, using a candy thermometer or "a drop of candy in water" method of testing it to see if it was done. I never got the hang of it. But sometimes, she didn't either & we ate the delicious "spoon candy."

Then around 1976, my friend & neighbor, Anita E., showed me how to make this version of no-fail fudge and a new holiday tradition was born in my house, my mother's house, my mother-in-law's house, and many friends' houses.

Good recipes travel like that, you know? =^..^=


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Serves:

Many, since it makes 3 pounds of fudge.

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
white sugar
3/4 c
margarine or butter
5 oz
can of evaporated milk
12 oz
bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla extract
10 oz
jar of marshmallow cream
1 c
chopped walnuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare a 13 x 9" pan by lining it with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to overlap the top to allow you to pick it up later. Alternately, butter a 13 x 9" pan. (No butter is needed if you use aluminum foil.)
2
Have everything measured & lined up on the counter. Once the base cooks, everything goes VERY QUICKLY!
3
Combine sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a large heavy saucepan.
4
STIRRING CONSTANTLY, over medium heat, bring to a full, rolling boil. Continue boiling for 5 minutes (still over medium heat) while stirring.
5
Remove from heat. Quickly stir in chocolate chips until melted.
6
Then add the vanilla extract, marshmallow cream, and nuts.
7
Beat until well-blended. (You have to be quick, but thorough.)
8
Pour into the prepared 13 x 9" pan and smooth the top. Cool to room temperature. If you used foil to line the pan, you can lift up the candy using the foil edges and place on a flat surface. Smooth out the foil.
9
Cut the fudge into squares. Store in airtight containers. Makes 3 pounds of fudge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy