Gifts don’t always have to cost an arm and leg to be remembered or anticipated. Simple contributions to special occasions such as homemade treats, can also cause a big stir. This easy recipe for a rich, chocolate fudge is sure to be a hit during the holidays or for any other occasion as you deem fit.
This recipe makes a large batch of fudge as it’s meant to be shared. Decorated tins purchased from dollar or discount stores make festive containers to deliver batches of any sweet treat. When packing up your homemade fudge, just remember to separate layers of candy pieces with trimmed sheets of wax paper to prevent them from sticking together.
Decadent marshmallow fudge can keep well for weeks if stored in an airtight container, but in my experience it never lasts that long.
Decadent Marshmallow Fudge
What you need:
- 5 ½ cups sugar
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- 1 ½ cups butter or margarine
- 6 squares (6 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 package (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Dash kosher salt
- 1 (13 oz) jar marshmallow creme
What you need to do:
1. Grease one 13x9x2 inch baking pan and set it aside
2. In a large Dutch oven, stir together the sugar, evaporated milk and butter or margarine. Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Stir the mixture constantly and allow it to boil for approximately 8 minutes.
3. Remove the pot from the heat and add in the unsweetened, melted chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla, salt and stir until all is good and blended.
4. Mix in the marshmallow creme and stir until it is completely incorporated (no white streaks)
5. Pour fudge mixture into the prepared pan. Allow it to sit until it cools completely and sets slightly. Cover tightly and refrigerate for about an hour. Once fudge is set, cut into even pieces. Use a wet cloth to clean the knife between cuts, if necessary to keep the slices neat.
6. Store the fudge pieces, covered tightly to prevent it from drying out, in the refrigerator. It is best to separate layers of fudge pieces by slips of wax paper to prevent pieces from sticking together.
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