a holiday photo and a fudge recipe

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.

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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.

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Mix well; scrape bowl. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so that all of the sugar dissolves.

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Continue microwaving on high 5 1/2 minutes; stir after 3 minutes. Again, this is important!

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I share this photograph so you can see it boiling and bubbling up. Be sure to use a large bowl for this so you don’t have a mess of boiling sugar and butter in your microwave!!

 

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.

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Chips stirred in until melted and the marshmallow creme & vanilla added.

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I use a 9 x 13 pan lined with foil and the foil is buttered or sprayed with cooking spray. And I don’t use nuts because that is my family’s preference.

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Cool at room temperature; cut into squares. Makes 3 pounds.

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?

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