Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mary's Chocolate Fudge


Are you a chocolate lover? If so, you will love this delicious recipe. This creamy fudge is mouth-watering delicious! It is easy to make with my step-by-step directions and photos. Mary's Chocolate Fudge is great for gift-giving and holidays!


Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 sticks margarine or butter
1 can Carnation Evaporated Milk
6 ounce Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (1 cup)
6 ounce Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips (or 6 Hershey Bars - regular size)
7 ounce jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla



Directions:

Butter or spray 9" x 13" baking pan.

Combine sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a large heavy pot. Chop the margarine and stir.  Cook at medium-high heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium.



Continue cooking at medium heat to "soft ball" stage, while stirring constantly.


You may use a candy thermometer and/or "cold water" test. I start testing after cooking 10 minutes. 

Note: This batch actually cooked 18 minutes before it reached "soft ball" stage, when a small amount dropped in cold water makes a soft ball when rolled between fingers.



At "soft ball" stage, immediately remove the pot from heat.

Add:
6 ounce Semi-sweet Chips (1 cup)
6 ounce Milk Chocolate Chips (or 6 Hershey Bars - regular size)
7 ounce jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir well until chips and marshmallow cream are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into buttered 9" x 13" metal or glass pan. Shake slightly to distribute evenly.


Cool; cut into squares. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nancy's Notes:
  • Individual cooking times may vary due to humidity, altitude, etc. 
  • Adjust the temperature on your stove as needed.
  • Chopped pecans or other nuts (1/2 - 1 cup) may be added after the chips and marshmallow cream if you wish.
  • My mother-in-law Mary always made this Chocolate Fudge at Christmas. The family loved to open the refrigerator, remove the tin from the bottom shelf, and take a delicious bite! For a fund-raiser, she poured it into heart-shaped molds, and we decorated it and added names as it was sold. It was a big hit!
  • You may also like Mary's Peanut Butter Fudge!

Mouth-watering delicious!



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