This is the best fudge I have ever had. Swear. I am not a fan of candy store fudge. This fudge has the right texture, the right taste, and it is so, so, so easy to make. (I only make it during the holidays, otherwise I would have to buy new clothes every other week …)
This is my mom’s recipe, no idea where she got it. But I’ve been eating it since I was tiny, and making it since I was allowed to do stuff at the stove.
I’ve added a few of my own comments/tips into the directions below.
Let me know what you think!
FIVE MINUTE FUDGE
2 T. butter
2/3 c. undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 2/3 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 c. miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional) (**I have never made it with nuts, so caveat eator. ha!)
Combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly. (Start timing when the mixture begins to bubble around the edges of the pan, and lean toward the 5 minute end-I find that works better. This is the crucial step. You really do have to stir the entire time, otherwise the fudge doesn’t set right.)
Remove from heat. Stir in the marshmallows, chips and vanilla (and nuts if you’re using them). Mix it all up well. (Do it fast, as it will start to harden as you’re stirring.)
Stir until it’s all blended (about 1 minute).
Pour into 8 inch buttered square pan.
Refrigerate to cool. Cut into squares. Eat. Enjoy the party in your mouth.
Two more tips: If the mixture wasn’t getting harder as you stirred, put in the freezer instead of the fridge for a half-hour or so to help the hardening process along.
Cut before it’s completely hard. Much easier that way.
And since this is a holiday recipe, don’t forget to enter my holiday contest!