How To Make The World’s Easiest Fudge

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog.


Photo by Chocolate Reviews

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 carmelization 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!

Easiest Fudge

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Butter a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch pan. Or line it with foil.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the marshmallows and water over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add sugar and evaporated milk.
  4. Bring to a full boil (about 10 minutes) stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  5. Immediately add chips and butter.
  6. Beat with a spoon until everything is melted.
  7. Add nuts (if you are using them) and vanilla. Beat with a spoon until thickened.
  8. Pour into prepared pan and chill until firm.
  9. 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.


Did you know you can get Twitter and Facebook updates from this blog? For Twitter, look for @SmplProdBlog. On Facebook it’s Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity.


Photo by Chocolate Reviews

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.

If you enjoyed this post, please buy me a cup of coffee!