Calling all Chocolate Lovers!
For the last 15 years I've been making this fudge at Christmas~
mind you before that I tried and tried to make fudge
but it always ended up in the trash...it was awful!
it just was not the melt in your mouth fudge
that I wanted to make for my family and friends
then one year I received a box of fudge from a friend/co-worker
for Christmas and hounded her until she gave me her recipe and her tips !!
As you can see the recipe card clearly states ...
THE BEST FUDGE EVER!
and definetly the melt in your mouth kind!!
It's addicting and so the reason that I only make it at Christmas!
So here's the recipe and the tips on making it....
1 cup whole milk
4 cups sugar
1 tsp GOOD Vanilla ( it makes a difference!)
1 cup unsalted butter
2+ cups of mini marshmallows
( see on the recipe card...it says 250 marshmallows...???
I use a little over half of the bag...who counts marshmallows???)
1 bag of Semi- sweet chocolate morsels
1 bag of milk chocolate morsels
2- 1 oz squares / cut-up of un-sweetened chocolate
I use walnuts - but you can use whatever kind you choose and as many as you like
or you can make it plain
I use a large non-stick pot
Over low heat
dump in the sugar, vanilla, milk and butter
cut the butter into little chunks
stirring until it's all a blended sugary yumminess...
let this mixture come to a BOIL
Do Not Stir white it is boiling...for about 2 minutes
then TURN OFF the HEAT
Add the marshmallows
stirring until they are all melted and blended in
then add the chocolate
one variety at a time
stir each one into the mixture until it's all melted and blended in
I start with the unsweetened chocolate ,then semi-sweet morsels
then milk chocolate morsels
( not that it matters...but I've always done it that way)
STIR and STIR some more getting it
really smooth and creamy
(This is also where you can do a taste test ...)
then stir in your nuts!
I use a 1 x 10 x 14 inch fudge pan
( I purchased it at a gourmet kitchen store and it has so been worth it!)
rub the pan with a light coating of butter
then pour your mixture in
smooth it out with a spatula
Refrigerate the pan for a few hours ( over night is ok too)
until the fudge has hardened
remove from the fridge and let it come back to room temp
( an hour usually does it )
Using a sharp knife cut the fudge into bite sizes ( about 1 x 1)
set the pan back in the frig if it gets too soft
I usually get about 125 pieces in one batch
Get some cute bakery boxes or tins to fill for gifts
I picked up these cute little Santa tins at the dollar store
The fudge comes out of the pan super easy...
If you've never made fudge before...try this recipe
and if your man loves chocolate...surprise him
HE WILL LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!!!
When I told Mr. sweetie that I was doing a post
on my fudge recipe...
his reponse was
WHAT??? You better not give out that recipe...
I guess he was worried that all of you would try it
and then buy up all the chocolate morsels in the universe
leaving me unable to make fudge for him ever again!
Let me know if you make a batch!!
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