Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fantasy Fudge

I had a text message from Jen asking for my Fantasy Fudge recipe. I also got an update on Ennis who is doing okay. They are going to do surgery to put a feeding tube in her lower intestine because her stomach is too small.  I hope she will start feeling much better once she is getting nutrition. Jen is at the coast with her kids and family. She always asks me to make my fudge when she is there. I decided to put the recipe here for anyone who might be interested. It is a fool proof way to make delicious fudge.

Classic Fantasy Fudge
3 cups sugar
¾ cup butter or margarine (I use butter)
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
1-12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7 oz.) Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Crème
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I normally use more)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

*Secret - use a whisk to stir the fudge - will ensure it is mixed well and kept creamy.

Line a 9x13 dish/pan with aluminum foil while making sure the foil extends over the ends.

Put butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high until melted.  Start with one minute on high. Don’t let it scorch.
Add sugar and milk – stir well.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until it starts to boil (about 3 minutes) Stir - micowave 2 more minutes and then stir again. Keep doing this on high, stirring every 2 minutes or so while making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl until it is mixed well – not grainy. Usually another 5 minutes.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract – stir quickly
Add marshmallow crème and stir quickly
Add nuts last (I use a lot of nuts).
Pour into the dish, spread it out and let it sit. Lick the whisk and anything left in the bowl.
When it has set, pick up the ends of the foil, lay it on the table and cut into squares. YUM.

You can make this on the stove top but why would you? In a heavy large pot, bring the milk, sugar and butter to a low boil, lower heat and stir briskly (with whisk) about 5-10 minutes (not too long but mixed well).
Add the chocolate, marshmallow creme, vanilla extract and nuts, and the rest is the same. It is much easier in the microwave.
The most important thing to remember is to have everything open and ready for when you start putting it all together and use a whisk. Enjoy

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