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One of the things that my family does during the holidays is make candy. Candy-making is notoriously difficult, though, sometimes requiring special thermometers, multiple steps and a knowledge of the caramelization of sugar.
My step-grandmother passed on this recipe for easy and delicious fudge. And here’s the best part: anyone can make it with simply a pan, a stove, and some stirring.
One thing to note about this fudge: you can change out the type of chips and flavoring to mix it up a big. Peanut butter fudge and chocolate mint fudge are a hit in my house!
- 10 marshmallows (regular sized, not mini, not jumbo)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 5-ounce can evaporated milk (NOT condensed!)
- 12 ounces (2 cups) of chocolate chips (can be semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
- 1/4 pound butter, cut into tablespoons (this is 1 stick of butter)
- 1 cup chopped nuts — optional
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or other flavoring
- Butter a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch pan. Or line it with foil.
- In a large saucepan, melt the marshmallows and water over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Add sugar and evaporated milk.
- Bring to a full boil (about 10 minutes) stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Immediately add chips and butter.
- Beat with a spoon until everything is melted.
- Add nuts (if you are using them) and vanilla. Beat with a spoon until thickened.
- Pour into prepared pan and chill until firm.
- Slice and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If anyone can translate it into non-US measurements or high-altitude, please email me and I will post those adjustments.
Photo by Chocolate Reviews