Monday, December 26, 2011

Fantasy Fudge

I could never seem to resist a candy store that made fresh fudge.  Then, I discovered that it is a really simple dessert to make at home.  A few years later, I found out that it was my father-in-law's favorite treat.   Easy Christmas present!  It is easy to prepare and fantastic for serving at parties or for gifting.  In the interest of full disclosure, this is the recipe that is on the back of the Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Cream jars.

what you need

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup  butter or margarine
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
1-1/2 pkg.  (12 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1 cup  choppePLANTERS Walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla

LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 min. or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

ADD chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Add nuts and vanilla; mix well.
POUR into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into squares.

Like I said, it makes a wonderful gift for your father-in-law.  Just put it in a pretty box.  Do you have any recipes you make every Christmas?  

I would love to hear from you, if you make this.  Enjoy!


Julia said...

This week I'm going to try this!!!!!!
Hope you to have wonderful time!!!!

Cindy said...

Ah this looks great, Erin! I really do want to try this out. And what a great gift idea too. :)

Kathy S said...

Yum! That sounds great!

Elle Sees said...

I've never made fudge but my aunt bea makes some every xmas

aki! said...

YUM. Fudge is such a rich treat that I can never stay away!

Lorena said...

OMG... i want some !!!
this fudge reminded me of the flourless cookies i made last week.
The were supossed to be for presents and they were so good, i just are most of them. Needless to say some people did not get a present.

Mon said...

Hope you had a wonderful christmas!!!

Lovely blog nos i follow you!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh erin ~ i made this fantasy fudge this year and sent it out in tins for family!! my mother has made it for my uncles for so many years!! isn't it to die for?? i can't stop eating it... i just can't get over how much sugar goes into this, not very healthy at all, but delicious!!
xx, k

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