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.
- 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
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.
- Heat milk and margarine until margarine is melted. Add the sugar.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 234∘ F.
- Remove from heat and add remaining items. Mix well.
- Pour into greased 9″ x 13″ pan, and let cool completely before cutting/serving.
- 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?