Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I Want Candy...

Well, it was bound to happen. Fudge! Well, in actuality, I haven't made fudge in several years. This was a pretty good recipe.

Fantasy Fudge
(from the jar of Fluff)
Makes 3 pounds

3 cups sugar
1 1/2 stick butter (3/4 cups)
1 small (5oz) can of evaporated milk (not sweetened/condensed)
1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 7oz jar Marshmallow fluff
1 tsp vanilla

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing the ends to hang over the side. Alternatively, line a 1/4 sheet pan with foil, allowing the ends to hang over the side. (you'll have thinner fudge, but you can cut it into slightly larger squares.)

Place the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

Add the chocolate and the marshmallow and stir until completely melted and incorporated. Add the vanilla, stir. Optional: If you want to add nuts, you can do so now. 1 cup chopped nuts.

Pour immediately into the prepared pan, spread to form an even layer. Let stand at room temperature for 4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into one inch squares. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature.

Hope you're all having a lovely Christmas Eve. We already opened all of our presents. There have been times when we've opened them on the 23rd....oops! PS: Every time I type "fudge," I type "fudget." Wonder why?

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