Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fantasy Fudge

I love to make fudge for Christmas but finding the right recipe was hard. Kraft had a great recipe for years but changed it a few years ago. With the help of the internet you can still find the recipe floating around out there. Of course if I couldn't find it online, I could always call my Mom and she would open a cabinet door and read me the recipe from a copy she's had taped up there for years...lol! There are lots of variations you can do to this recipe with all the new chips available....peanut butter, mint, white chocolate, milk chocolate, and so many more.


3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsalted real butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans - optional

Combine sugar, butter and milk in heavy 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate pieces until melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla. Beat until well blended, pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool at room temperature, cut into squares.

Store in an airtight container. I like to buy tins and layer it with foil or wax paper. It makes a great gift.

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