I just love this picture. I took it outside my house a couple of years ago. It reminds me of the holiday season.
Another thing that reminds me of the holiday season is the special food.
Last year I shared my fudge recipe with you, I thought I should do that again. I would be doing you a grave disservice if I didn’t! An incredibly easy recipe that is a hit with most everyone that tastes it.
Kraft Microwave Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 5 oz. evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
- 1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Start by melting the butter in the microwave. This should take about 1 minute or so.
You may need to cover it with wax paper to keep it from splattering. When completely melted, add the sugar and the milk; mix well. Microwave on high 5 minutes or until mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 minutes. The stirring is very important.
Mix well; scrape bowl. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so that all of the sugar dissolves.
Continue microwaving on high 5 1/2 minutes; stir after 3 minutes. Again, this is important!
Stir in chips until melted. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Stir for several minutes. It might be hard, but it is worth stirring 3-5 minutes to help it set up.
If you want to make it on the stove and use a candy thermometer, the instructions are in the recipe referenced in the link above. For years, I made this in the microwave using the instructions on the jar of marshmallow creme. I never wrote them down. Then one year they were gone. No longer on the jar. This was before the internet. I had to write a letter to Kraft explaining my predicament and they sent me a photocopy of the typewritten microwave instructions. No explanation as to why the instructions were no longer listed on the jar.
I get lots of compliments on this fudge. It is creamy and smooth and has a soft mouth feel.
You probably have a good recipe for fudge, but if not, then you should try this!! Let me know if you do.
What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?