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fantasy fudge

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

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? =^..^=

★★★★★ 2
serves Many, since it makes 3 pounds of fudge.
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fantasy fudge

  • 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

How To Make fantasy fudge

  • 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.