December 1, 2010

Holiday Cheer - Fudge

The holidays just aren't the same without fudge.  From when I was a child, I can remember my daddy standing at the stove, for what seemed like forever, stirring the butter and sugar mix.  Fudge has been a holiday staple in my family for years. I made my first batch of 2011 the other day.  Here's my family's time-teasted recipe:



1 ½ stick butter
3 cups sugar
1 5-oz can evaporated milk
1 7-oz car marshmallow crème
1 12-oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 tsp vanilla


Butter a 13x9 inch pan, set aside. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter, then add sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil and boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F. Remove from heat and add marshmallow crème, stir until melted. Add chocolate chips, stir until melted. Add chopped nuts and vanilla, stirring well.

Pour into prepared pan and cool.

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. ~W. C. Jones


Gail D. said...

Ohhhh, how I love fudge. It is close to the holdiays and holiday baking and cooking is in the air.

robynl said...

yummy in my tummy! melt in your mouth I'm sure. I love fudge as does dh.


Chris Redding said...

In a word, yum!

Carol Henry said...

Oh, this brings back memories. I haven't made fudge in a long time, but you've ignited that spark in me once again. Thanks for the nudge with the fudge!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Good morning. Oh, yeah, it's melt in your mouth. I think ate 1/5 of what I made all in one day!

Break out the chocolate chips and get to cooking!

Susan M said...

It sounds delightful.