An old-fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth, homemade chocolate fudge recipe. I'm told that it should be in every kitchen, at every party, picnic, barbecue, company function and family gathering. That's what they say.
On the other hand, I received a complaint from a woman who said
her fudge turned out "hard as a rock." Fudge can be tricky, so you may
want to opt for the easy microwave fudge recipe, also on this page. It's terrific. Barring that, I recommend you get a candy thermometer, and never put water in your chocolate.
4 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 large package (24 ounces) chocolate chips
1 pint jar marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
How to make fudge the old fashioned way:
Combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil and cook to soft ball stage, 234° to 240°, stirring constantly. (At soft ball stage a drop of the mixture will not harden when when dropped in cold water and forms a soft ball when rolled between your fingers that does not harden.)
Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla. Fold in the nuts.
Pour into a shallow, buttered dish. Cool and cut into squares.Tip:
A plate of fudge, with the recipe, makes a welcome housewarming gift.
My neighbor brings my family and I fudge whenever she makes it. Nice. This is her easy microwave fudge recipe. No candy thermometer or soft ball stage stuff, just creamy, smooth chocolate fudge from the microwave. Don't forget to share.
3 cups sugar
1 (5 1/3 ounce) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a 3-quart casserole dish. Microwave on medium-high (commonly 7, 70%, or roast settings) for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the microwave and pour in the chocolate chips. Stir until they are melted. Add the marshmallow creme and vanilla, beating until blended.
Pour the fudge mixture into a buttered 12 x 9 baking dish. Chill until set, then cut into squares.
Makes 3 pounds.