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fantasy fudge with pretzels

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marge Taggart
The Villages, FL

I have a weakness for snack foods like potato chips and pretzels. When added to this creamy and rich fudge, they give that awesome salty taste that is very popular in many foods. This homemade pretzel fudge is impossible to resist.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet and creamy, this homemade fudge is hard to resist. The name fantasy fits this recipe. Nuts and pretzels add a crunchy texture. They also add a sweet and salty flavor combination we love. You'll want to share this, or you may eat the whole pan yourself. Pieces would make a great hostess gift. If you want a thinner piece of fudge, use a 9x13 glass pan to prepare this recipe.

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(1 rating)
yield 30 - 40
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fantasy fudge with pretzels

  • 3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter or margarine
  • 5 oz
    evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup; do not use sweetened condensed milk)
  • 12 oz
    Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 jar
    Jet-puffed marshmallow creme (7 oz)
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 c
    snaps pretzels, coarsely chopped (Snyders of Hanover brand)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • whole pecans for topping

How To Make fantasy fudge with pretzels

  • Foil hanging over the sides of a baking dish.
    Line a 9-inch square pan (or 7 x 9-inch pan) with non-stick foil, with the ends of the foil extending over the sides.
  • Sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a saucepan.
    On medium heat, bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a full rolling boil in a 3-qt saucepan, stirring constantly.
  • Boiling until it reaches the proper temperature.
    Cook for 4 - 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Chocolate chips and marshmallow creme added.
    Now add semi-sweet chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted.
  • Chopped nuts, pretzels, and vanilla added.
    Add chopped nuts, pretzels, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Mixture poured into the prepared pan.
    Pour into the prepared pan. Spread to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Whole pecans placed on top of the chocolate fudge.
    Add whole pecans on top (about 1 inch apart). This gives a nice presentation.
  • Cut cooled fudge into squares.
    Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from the pan before cutting it into squares. NOTE: Be sure to use the Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate brand - it really enhances the chocolate flavor.

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