Monday, December 19, 2011

Grandma Bogue's Fudge Recipe

Often praised, never before committed to the internet (to my knowledge), now you can make the perfect fudge.  There is no point searching further; other recipes are trickier but not as good.  I usually make a double batch of this every Christmas... that way I can use up a can of evaporated milk, and there is enough to mail off to family.  It just takes a little longer to come to the boil.  But this recipe never comes out grainy, or separates, or any other negative fudge outcome.  Even better, if you insist on being creative, you can change the flavor of chips you use... white chocolate, dark chocolate, butterscotch.  I prefer straight-up semi-sweet chocolate, myself.

Marshmallow Creme Fudge

1 7-oz jar marshmallow creme
1 1/2 C sugar
2/3 C evaporated milk
1/4 C butter
1/4 t. salt
1 12-oz pkg chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped pecans
1 t. vanilla

Line a 9x13" pan with foil and grease it.  Combine 1st 5 ingredients in large saucepan (especially if you double the ingredients!) and bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  When mixture reaches a boil, set timer for 5 minutes and keep stirring.  At the end of 5 minutes, remove from heat, add chocolate chips, and stir until melted.  Add nuts and vanilla; pour into prepared pan; chill until firm.  Makes about 2 lbs.  Give some to the people you love.  Hope that it gets to them before Christmas.

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