Hi all– Merry Christmas!! Schools out, our kids are starting to arrive and I’m in a happy flurry of cleaning, wrapping, and cookie baking. Talked to my Ani & Brian on the phone today and got two Christmas eating requests– snowball cookies and fudge!
I love making this because it brings a bit of my best ever Dad* back to Christmas– He would stir up the fudge at our house, his specialty along with his Sunday morning French Toast. He’s been gone 15 years now, but I miss him all the time– and especially when I’m pouring out fudge. So in with sweet memories of Dad– here’s some darn good fudge:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup chocolate chips (6 0z.)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
10 large size marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
On a plate, measure out the 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup walnuts and cut the stick of butter into 8 or 10 pieces. Set it aside to grab later just when you need it.
In a heavy pan, pour in 2 cups of sugar, the milk, marshmallows and vanilla. Turn on the heat, stirring constantly and bring it to a nice simmer. Then set the timer of 6 minutes and continue to stir as it boils.
When you get that nice gentle boil, turn down the heat to the low side of medium –so that you don’t scorch the bottom of the mixture. Keep stirring!
When the 6 minutes is up, drop in the chocolate chips, butter and nuts– Continue to stir until the butter is all melted and it’s shiny and beautiful.
Spoon the fudge into a 9″square pan that has been coated with a bit of butter and pop it in the fridge 4 or 5 hours to set.
Don’t make this too early in December, or if you’re like me, you will have eaten it all before Christmas comes!!