Recipe: Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

This is one of my all-time favorite sweets around the holidays: sweet, decadent chocolate fudge. My mom has been making this around Christmas for as long as I can remember, and since I’ve lived down here in Texas I’ve taken on making it on my own. Surprisingly, it’s actually a simple recipe. I made a batch to take to Florida with us, and I think it only took -maybe- 15-20 minutes. And the deliciousness is so worth it. I suppose you could throw stuff on top as it cools, like candy cane bits or nuts or sprinkles. But just plain is just fine. 🙂

Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • ⅔ c. evaporated milk
  • ¾ c. margarine
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 7oz. jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

ingredients

I forgot to get the vanilla in the above shot. Just pretend it’s in there. You will also need a candy thermometer, a 9″ x 13″ pan, and a medium-to-large saucepan.

Directions

  1. Heat milk and margarine until margarine is melted. Add the sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 234∘ F.
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  4. Remove from heat and add remaining items. Mix well.
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  6. Pour into greased 9″ x 13″ pan, and let cool completely before cutting/serving.
  7. Bonus: once the saucepan has cooled a bit, take a spoon and scrape the sides of the pan. Eat. Enjoy. 😉

Have you ever made fudge? What’s your favorite holiday sweet?
 

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Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake

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This originally appeared as a guest post over on Eat Enjoy Live. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite desserts – Texas Sheet Cake! This is a dish I fell in love with long before I moved to Texas. My aunt (who has always lived in Michigan, go figure) makes this for any big family gatherings, and it is always a hit. This is her recipe. It is moist and oh-so-delicious. I hope you enjoy! 🙂 Texas Sheet Cake   For the Cake 2 sticks of butter 4 Tbsp. cocoa 1 c. water 2 c. flour […]

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Friday Favorites: Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins

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This is a recipe I learned from my mother, and it is one of my absolute favorites. These muffins are quick to make, and just completely delicious. I tend to make them more in the fall/winter (hence this being my October Follow Fest post! – see below recipe for more info), because they are exactly perfect for breakfast when warmed up just a smidge so the chocolate chips go all melty again. But they are good year-round, too – for breakfast, or dessert, or just a snack. And if you’re the type who likes to sample the batter before baking […]

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