This is the homemade fudge I grew up on, and its melt in your mouth good!!
I got a box of the most amazing Christmas products by Heidi Swapp and it seriously made me giddy. She has a new line exclusive to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and it’s seriously beautiful. There’s baking supplies, decor pieces and best of all, darling things for gift giving. Can you say neighbor/friend treat gifts? As soon as I saw the fun boxes and bags, I knew that I wanted to package up some cookies and fudge for the neighbors.
Unfortunately I’m sad to say that only one neighbor got some of the fudge because we ate it all before we could give it away….I guess I’ll have to make it a few more times this season!
I decided that this recipe was too good to keep to myself, and although I’m sure you can find it elsewhere too (I think it’s on some package somewhere) but I had to let you know that it truly is tried and true. This is the recipe I grew up on, and Christmas would not be Christmas without it.
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
- 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt the sugar, margarine and evaporated milk in a saucepan and boil for 4 minutes. Don’t let it cook for too long or it will get grainy.
Stir in the semi sweet chocolate chips until melted. Then remove the pan from the heat and add in the marshmallow cream. Once its fully incorporated, stir in the vanilla and chopped nuts (optional). Then pour into a 9×13 greased pan and cool at room temperature. It takes about 3ish hours.
We decided to use the darling snowflake cookie cutters from Heidi Swapp and cut out fudge shapes. And they are DARLING inside these little cookie bags.
Top the gift off with one of the gold foiled cards, and its the perfect treat gift.